8 items from 2014
If you’re still trying to recover from the emotional “Fault in Our Stars” trailer, a warning: Here comes another tearjerker.
The first trailer for “If I Stay,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and based on the 2009 Gayle Forman bestseller, has debuted. The story follows Grace Moretz’s Mia character, a young cellist with big dreams who is on her way to Juilliard, who also has a loving family and an adoring guitarist boyfriend played by Jamie Blackley.
Mia’s biggest problem seems to be the rift between her personal and professional future until a devastating car accident kills both of her parents and leaves her in a coma in a sort of limbo state. In an out-of-body experience, she realizes she has to choose between living and fighting through the tragedy, or passing on.
The role is quite a shift for Grace Moretz, whose recent high-profile parts include playing a »
- Alex Stedman
If I Stay has debuted a new trailer.
The film centres around Mia Hall (Moretz) a talented 17-year-old cellist who falls in love with a local punk rocker (Jamie Blackley) in Portland while she prepares to make her own debut on the stage.
But when she and her family are involved in a deadly car accident, Mia finds herself trapped outside of her dying body and faced with the decision to live or let herself slip away.
If I Stay will open in the Us on August »
I don't have high expectations for If I Stay from director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and writer Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You're Expecting). amz asin="B0020BUWX2" size="small"Last night the trailer was sent over with a note to be sure and credit Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema when mentioning the film, which centers around a car accident that leaves 17-year-old Mia (Chloe Moretz) in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Along with Moretz, the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard and Aisha Hinds. Cross adapted the film from Gayle Forman's novel of the same name and it just looks to me like a bit of a sappy groaner, not exactly bad, but a story that would be far more emotional on the page. WB has set an August 22 release for the film, »
- Brad Brevet
This summer, you won't have any shortage of young, hopeful, beautiful teenagers falling in love and then (possibly) dying. Shailene Woodley battles cancer and finds romance in "The Fault In Our Stars," and not to be outdone, Chloe Moretz will swoon before getting in a car crash in "If I Stay." And no, that's not a spoiler, that's the plot. Based on the book by Shauna Cross, the story follows Mia, a musically gifted 17-year-old girl who falls for a local punk rocker in Portland, and no this is not the premise of a skit on "Portlandia." She seems to have found "the one" when suddenly, a car accident puts her into a coma, the music swells, and she'll have to decide whether or not life is worth living, or if she should just leave this mortal coil. It's all a bit overwrought, but we're probably a couple decades too old for this anyway. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will she stay, or will she go? That’s the dilemma at the centre of the forthcoming romantic drama from director R.J Cutler (Nashville), If I Stay, based on the popular novel of the same name by Gayle Freeman, and adapted for the big screen by Shauna Cross (Whip It). But, what starts out as a decision about which direction in life to take, soon turns into a question of whether to take life at all.
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Mia – a 17 year old caught at a crossroads between further education or a life with her boyfriend, Adam – played by Jamie Blackley (The Fifth Estate). Before she can reach that decision, however, a horrific collision on a relaxed drive rips her family from her and places her own life in the balance through serious injury. Unconscious, she revisits aspects of her life, while trying to make the ultimate life or death decision. »
- Sarah Myles
Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema have debuted, via MTV , the trailer for their upcoming drama If I Stay , starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. Check it out in the player below! In the August 22 release, directed by R.J. Cutler from a script by Shauna Cross, Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia »
All hail Divergent! A collective sigh of relief emanated from the halls of Hollywood this past weekend when the latest attempt to score with young female moviegoers worked with the successful $55 million debut of the post-apocalyptic film Divergent. And it’s not just the studio executives at Summit Entertainment who are breathing a sigh of relief as they ready the next two movies in the trilogy based on Veronica Roth’s young adult novels. The exhale also comes from those in Hollywood who had been working on a host of teen-centric adaptations last year amid the troubling trend that saw »
- Nicole Sperling
Rj Cutler directed the film, based on Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel about a 16-year-old who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident that puts her in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Screenplay was written by Shauna Cross (“Whip It”), Marc Silverstein & Abby Kohn (“The Vow”) and Cutler.
Alison Greenspan of Di Novi Pictures is producing, with Denise Di Novi, Forman and Brad Van Arragon exec producing. Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Stacy Keach, Liana Liberato and Joshua Leonard also star.
The project had originally been developed at Summit.
Moretz starred in MGM’s “Carrie,” which was distributed through Sony’s Screen Gems in the fall.
- Dave McNary
8 items from 2014
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