Friday, 20 February 2015

If I Stay-A Film Review||❤

If I Stay
Rating; 4.8/5 stars
Usually I complain a lot when books are adapted to films because they usually miss out key information which should be involved in the film but I do understand that not every wish can be come true.

This film lived up to my expectations surprisingly. I watched this film shortly after the book when the heavy heart-felt emotions toward the book were still present and I couldn't help but bawl my eyes out by the end of the film. I literally couldn't stop! I cried at Mia's and Adam's relationship, when her Grandfather was talking to her and I cried when the film ended because I wanted more. I loved how it was adapted and it was just as I had imagined.

The actors were brilliant. I loved Chloe Grace Mortez' portrayal of the Mia as a character. I heard that she actually took months of Cello lessons just so she could connect with her character and I think it worked because her performance was breathtaking! Jamie Blackley, *swoon*. He was just so amazing as Adam and I just wanted to have him. I couldn't help but stare at his beautiful face I mean who could have played Adam better? I know that some people didn't really like him but I really did feel like Chloe and Jamie had a great connection on screen/off screen which meant that it didn't feel as awkward as other films.

I do think that the film went a bit slow for me and it did drag on for a bit. That wasn't really that much of an issue but things could have been a bit quicker. On the bright side, I do hope that the second book will be made into a movie because that would complete my life!

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  1. I didn't really like the book, but the movie was slightly better :) It portrayed the music better, obviously, and I also think that having read the book I could feel more connected to the movie.
    My favorite scene was the one with the "roof-painting" :D Sadly, that wasn't even in the book... Still awesome though :)

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

  2. Chloe Grace Mortez was amazing for the role of Mia! I loved the film so much! Adam<3

  3. I adored both the book and the film - I blubbered like a whale with both. I personally preferred the book over the film; simply because I agree with your idea that films tend to miss out key information and really, interpretation of individual character's is one of the best bits about reading.

    Kate, The Teen Aspect x

  4. I wasn't the biggest fan of the book,for me the movie was actually better! Chloe Grace Moretz was breathtaking <3

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  5. Great review. Im glad you liked it. I havent seen the movie yet because Im waiting until I get around to reading the book but I am definitely going to watch it! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

  6. Wait, wait, wait......
    THERE IS A SEQUEL???????

  7. Chloe is one of my favourite actresses so I am not surprised that she did such a brilliant job with this film as well! I haven't read the book yet, but the moment I do I am going to see this movie. As soon as I can ^.^

  8. I actually liked the book better than the movie, although, Adam was amazing in the movie <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections