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'If I Stay' will have you appreciate life

If I Stay


Chloe Grace Moretz is proof that there is hope for the new generation of young Hollywood actors blooming in the industry at the moment.

She successfully embodies the character of Mia, a talented cellist in high school, who tragically is left in a coma after a car accident. Moretz engulfs all of the emotions linked with Mia’s life pre-calamity and post-crash observing how her family and friends are affected while she’s unconscious.

Mia is a shy young girl who only needs her best friend and very close knit family. She also has a great flair for music and the cello is like her partner in life; that is until she meets someone who will unexpectedly change her.

That someone is named Adam (Jamie Blackley, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) and they both embark in an adolescent adventure with its ups and downs, especially when it comes to their relationship.

The movie is touching as many would expect it to be. It shows the struggles of being a teenager, major life decisions, and the unexpected tragedies that happen in life. Everyone, no matter if they’re male or female, a teenager or elder, can relate to Mia. The fact that she’s female doesn’t play any specific role. It’s about living life to the fullest and appreciating the family (including friends) that support you.

And while the movie is solely based on Mia, her mother Kat (Mireille Enos, ‘World War Z’) is quite an influential and memorable individual. Enos made Kat much more than just a mother in a movie, but one who will make everyone appreciate their mothers more than they usually do.

All of the interactions between the actors felt very genuine and that will undoubtedly move moviegoers to tears. Mia’s journey will leave you asking who and what is meaningful in your life and what will you do to make yourself happy.