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If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Music | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Director:

R.J. Cutler

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Gayle Forman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Mia Hall
Mireille Enos ... Kat
Jamie Blackley ... Adam
Joshua Leonard ... Denny
Liana Liberato ... Kim
Stacy Keach ... Gramps
Gabrielle Rose ... Gran
Jakob Davies ... Teddy
Willa Milner ... Liz (as Ali Milner)
Aisha Hinds ... Nurse Ramirez
Gabrielle Cerys Haslett ... Young Mia
Lauren Lee Smith ... Willow
Adam Solomonian Adam Solomonian ... Henry
John Emmet Tracy ... Surgeon
Chelah Horsdal ... Liddy
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Storyline

Mia Hall 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. 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 has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. Written by Warner Bros.

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Live for Love


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Si decido quedarme See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,679,190, 22 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,474,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,874,843
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In December 2010, it was announced that a film based on the novel If I Stay was in the works at Summit Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

In the ICU scene after the bonfire, the shot of the bed with the rails down, when they change perspective to Mia's point of view, the right bed rail is up, then when the scene goes back to the overall room shot, the rails are back down. See more »

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[first lines]
Mia Hall: At the age of 26, Ludwig Beethoven went deaf, ending his career as a successful concert pianist. But determined not to let a little thing like his hearing end his music career, my pal Ludwig became a composer. Turned out the new gig suited him. It's like that old saying, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." Take my dad. When my little brother, Teddy, was born, he quit his band to get a real job. But then he fell in love with teaching. Now he spends his days ...
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The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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A movie that wasn't cheesy but a little generic in some parts. The ending was perfect & really helped. Better than I expected
24 September 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Sometimes you make choices and sometimes they make you." Mia has a great and loving family. A boyfriend who is in love with her and she is one step away from her dream of going to Juilliard. All that changes after a car wreck leaves her alone and fighting for her life. Watching her family and friends at the hospital and looking back over her life she must decide to stay living and chase her dreams or let go and be with her family. First thing I have to say is that while this is a sad movie it wasn't as depressing as I was expecting. The movie did a really good job of making it emotional without feeling forced. The movie was able to stay away from becoming overly melodramatic or too cheesy. On the other hand though the movie was a little generic in some parts and you were able to see certain things coming. The whole movie you are trying to guess whether she will stay or go and I had a feeling that the choice would make or break the movie. I could see points for both sides and I have to say that I thought the ending was perfect. Overall, a movie that wasn't cheesy but it was a little generic in some parts. The ending was perfect and really helped the movie. This was better then I was expecting. I give it a B.


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