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Paper Towns (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a life-time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Quentin
... Margo
... Ben
... Radar
... Lacey
... Angela
... Mrs. Jacobsen
... Ruthie Spiegelman
... Young Quentin
... Young Margo
... Jase
... Becca
... Chuck
... Mrs. Spiegelman
... Mr. Spiegelman
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Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears - leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship - and true love. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Get Lost. Get Found. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,650,140, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,000,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,512,300
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Trivia

John Green stated in a vlog that he ruined one of the takes by yelling when he found out that his long time favourite football team (Liverpool) was drawn to play against AFC Wimbledon- the team nerdfighteria (vlogbrother fans) sponsors. Green attended this game, supporting AFC Wimbledon who lost. See more »

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When young Margo and Quentin find the dead man, his face is turned away from the street toward the pond in the park. In the next shot when Margo gets up close, his face is turned towards her and the street. See more »

Quotes

Margo: Everything's uglier up close.
Quentin Jacobsen: Not you.
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References Commando (1985) See more »

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WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE
Written by Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg
Performed by Billy Bragg & Wilco
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed watching this film!
27 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Is it worth the price of a rental? Yes.

I absolutely loved this movie! As 3 friends come to the end of their senior year. Quentin (played by Nat Wolff) sets out on an adventure likes he's never had before. There is very little that disappointed me in this film. As a matter of fact, my only real complaint was the character of Margo (played by Cara Delevingne), I can't quite put my finger on it but i found her character to be annoying throughout the first act. She was very monotone although she had this opinionated know it all attitude.

However, since most of the film after that is about finding Margo, her character is not a problem anymore. I realize that the genre of the film is "Drama, Mystery, Romance", I think it is safe to add Adventure , Comedy to the mix. This film made good on the mystery of Margo while adding the adventure of the night before she goes missing along with the adventure that Quentin embarks throughout this entire film looking for Margo. I also found the movie to be very funny with best friends like Radar (played by Justice Smith) and Ben (played by Ben Abrams). These two have completely different characters from one another but together make for a great and funny friendship. Much comedic relief comes from the interaction of the two best friends alone and the scenes where it's all three of them.

I liked the cinematography in this film very much. There were pretty lens flares that I thought were suitable for this type of film and in the scenes that they used them. There was something about the slow motion car shots that I loved as well. A good use of shallow depth of field to concentrate on solely one character at times and no shots that were visually a distraction that I noticed.

I loved all the music that they put into the film. This was a definite plus for me.

Lastly, I love the message of this film. A young man graduating from high school with his whole future planned (college, marriage, kids, career) only to realize that life is more than just those things. That you can have an adventure through it all and that friends are so important and that you need to cherish friendships and enjoy them to the fullest before everyone goes their separate ways. This is a movie that I would recommend anyone watch. Live life to the fullest, have an adventure and don't let life pass you by. I am definitely planning on watching this film again in the near future. Hopefully I can better describe the feeling it gives me when I do.


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