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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

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
Meg Crosbie ... Ruthie Spiegelman
Josiah Cerio ... Young Quentin
Hannah Alligood ... Young Margo
Griffin Freeman ... Jase
Caitlin Carver ... Becca
RJ Shearer ... Chuck
Susan Macke Miller ... Mrs. Spiegelman
Tom Hillmann ... Mr. Spiegelman
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Storyline

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 »


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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciudades de papel See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,000,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,512,300
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, Radar wears contacts, whereas in the movie, he wears glasses. 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 »

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Quentin Jacobsen: Interesting capitalization.
Margo: Yeah. I'm a big believer in random capitalization. The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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FALLING
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Looked good on paper
18 October 2015 | by dsa_caSee all my reviews

The book overall was not special, but had enough heart to convey a fine coming of age tale. It was also a bit of a slow burn with drifting away from the main plot line many times before meeting back to towards the tail end to finish the story. The movie version feels like it is rushing and plodding at different times to reach its end, not knowing what to use from the more than enough material from the book to tell a tale.

The first movie based on a John Green's novel 'The fault in our stars' had a little fantasy about its plot, which made suspension of disbelief happen naturally for the audience to enjoy the story. Unfortunately for John Green's other novel 'Paper Towns' it had to get things right about reality.

And to make it into a PG-13 movie is hard. Everything has to dumbed down and put into appropriately classified boxed up stereotype. There is even a gimmick guest appearance from Ansel Elgort from the 'Fault in our stars'.

The movie version should not been such a miss-hit. But the story in the book drifts away many times into long and unnecessary conversations between Q, Ben and Radar while playing games in their room or at the school. These conversations are important for the audience to bond with the three endearing characters. It slows the pace down but helps the book reach its not so stunning climax. The book also helps understand Margo's relationship with her parent's better, which is important to understand her constant vanishing act.

The cast fails to deliver the dialogs convincingly and make everything look stiff. Worst off Cara Delevingne, the reason of all the trouble the hero gets in just days before his final exams, should definitely raise her acting level in her next project Suicide Squad to not terminate that franchise at the word go. Except for Justin Smith's Radar all everyone fails to have any kind of timing.

The film comes off as having a very lazy production hoping to find success on the back off John Green's reader following; but thankfully they too disowned this serving.


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