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Paper Towns (2015)

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

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Jake Schreier

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Scott Neustadter (screenplay by), Michael H. Weber (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Quentin
Cara Delevingne ... Margo
Austin Abrams ... Ben
Justice Smith ... Radar
Halston Sage ... Lacey
Jaz Sinclair ... Angela
Cara Buono ... Mrs. Jacobsen
Josiah Cerio ... Young Quentin
Hannah Alligood ... Young Margo
Meg Crosbie ... Ruthie
Griffin Freeman ... Jase
Caitlin Carver ... Becca
RJ Shearer ... Chuck
Susan Macke Miller ... Mrs. Spiegelman
Tom Hillmann ... 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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The town was paper, but the memories were not See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Whilst working in the producer's room, executive producer John Green was listening to Taylor Swift's album 1989. See more »

Goofs

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

Quentin Jacobsen: What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

FALLING
Written by Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim and Morgan Nagler
Performed by HAIM
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Maybe I'm just getting old...

Maybe I'm getting old. These over-serious, platitude-filled teen dramas used to only mildly annoy me. Now, with Paper Towns, I feel myself getting irrationally angry at its desperate plea to be this generation's The Breakfast Club. From where is that resentment coming? Maybe it's that I'm a 30-year-old married-father who's not meant to like this movie. Maybe it's that I'm coming off the high of the teen drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Whatever it is, Paper Towns irritated much more than it charmed. The premise has potential: nerd spends one magically frivolous night with the enigmatic girl of his dreams, Margot, before she inexplicably disappears. Instead of being unique, stylish, or progressive, it becomes the lament of the rich-white-teen and the manic pixie dream girl. Our "hero" is drawn to her magnetic mystery, but that appeal never reaches the audience. At times, she represents an idea more than a character, but mostly she's an unbearably selfish, manipulative shrew, using her womanly wiles to get whatever she needs. When she's off-screen, the interplay between the friends is watchable, but her bothersome presence is never far away. Worst yet, in the end PT never takes a stance on Margot, like the movie is trying to have its cake and eat it too. Stylistically, the movie is forcefully quirky, annoyingly cutesy, and boasts a soundtrack that's like someone pushed the "hipster" button on a Casio Keyboard. We can only blame director Schreier, whose previous film was the under-seen Robot and Frank. Just stay home and watch that, a story about a machine with more humanity than anyone in PT.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,650,140, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$32,000,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,512,300
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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