If I Stay Review | Movie Monday

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If I stay follows Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) a High School student who, along with her parents and younger brother, get caught in a horrific car accident leaving her in a coma, but still able to see everything that is going on around her, as well as the family and friends that come to visit whilst she is in hospital.

This heart wrenching movie has such a strong concept which is portrayed well throughout as well as remaining consistent as the story goes on. With a main character and relationship that you can’t help but root for from the very beginning.

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A theme which is at the forefront of this film, is the idea of standing out, and not being afraid of being who you truly are. We see this through the flashbacks that occur at almost every scene, which in turn tell a story of Mia’s life before the crash, where we see her as a classical musician, but whose family are into music which is a little heavier, leaving her feeling like an outcast. However, we find that her family and boyfriend, Adam, love her regardless, probably more so, for being different.

I think this is an important message to send out, especially to a younger audience, who think that they need to change to fit in, when really, it makes them more susceptible to self loathing later on. Everyone is different, so we should celebrate that, and help people love their individuality, and thankfully, this movie helps to see that.

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The romance between Mia and Adam plays a major role to the story line, as we get to witness how she slowly gets brought out of her comfort zone, to become something we didn’t see in the beginning. The development for the character of Mia was done so well, and most of this was thanks to their relationship.

Adam was very surprising to me, as I didn’t expect him to be the way he was, but you can really tell he cares about Mia, especially when he joins her bedside at the hospital. This was one of the best scenes in the entire movie, and where you truly see their love for each other as something more than childish, but true in a way. He is even open to letting her go, which is definitely a touching moment, and one that shows Adam’s character development.

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A special movie about the bond between family, as well as the importance of loving every moment as though it were your last. This is definitely a movie for those who are looking for something to make even your heart cry (great picture made for you there) as well as something to make you think. Such an amazing adaption of a book I love and hold dearly.

Chloe Lauren x


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I ‘Spy’ A Movie That Will Kill You With Laughter | Movie Monday

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Comedic actress Melissa McCarthy hit the jackpot in 2015 with Spy, along with her Co stars, Jason Statham, Jude Law and of course one of the UK’s favourite comediennes, Miranda Hart who if I’m honest, isn’t appreciated enough for her role in this movie.

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Spy sees Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) land her first proper assignment out in the ‘field’ where she goes undercover to investigate an arms dealer, whilst also trying to avenge her friend and partner, Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Whilst out in the public eye, Cooper finds herself in a lot more trouble than originally planned by ‘befriending’ Rayna Boyanov (Rosa Byrne).

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With the help of friend Nancy (Miranda Hart) and unintentional help from Rick Ford (Jason Statham), who just wants to solve the case before Cooper, manage to prevent possible disaster.

This movie is filled completely to the brim with humour, which may not suit everybody’s taste, but for those who will find it entertaining, they will laugh at almost every twist and turn possible.

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At certain points, the story line weakens, but that does not detract much from the main plot, and on the whole will keep you in stitches throughout so prepare yourself for the constant laughter that will keep your stomach hurting from start to end. This is very easily one of the best performances by Melissa McCarthy that I have seen to date, and really showed a different side to Jason Statham, as well as Jude Law. If you love to laugh, this is the movie for you!

Chloe Lauren x


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Not So ‘Fantastic Four’ | Movie Review

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Fantastic Four, is the reboot that had everyone talking from the very moment of its release, but perhaps not for the right reasons.

It has seen nothing but bad reviews, from what I have seen anyway, but I was told by many people that it was sill worth a watch just to get my own opinion of it. For all they knew, I could have liked it. You never know right? Well what I do know is, I didn’t!

When people say ‘The original was better’, usually it is right, but in this case it was such an understatement. I couldn’t even finish the entire movie. Yes. It was that bad.

The cast were not the problem. I would say that that was one of the only things that was right about this film. The main problem was actually in my opinion the script they had to work with. I am sorry but everything from character development, to speech between characters was just terrible. It just didn’t work at all, which was a shame, because of the talent they had working on this project!

Nothing seemed to flow correctly. One minute you are seeing one thing, the next it is  something completely different. Huh? What? Even the change in personality for certain characters was too jumpy between scenes and for some unknown reason, friendships grew just like that, and in a matter of seconds a problem could be resolved. It didn’t make sense to me!

I hate talking bad of movies but I had to be honest. I couldn’t get into it at all. It was seriously frustrating to me. I was truly hoping I would like it despite what I have heard. Sorry Miles Teller. I still love you!

Lonely Girl Awards Fantastic Four: 1 / 5 Happy Faces

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Paper Towns Review | Movie Monday

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Paper Towns sees Quentin (Nat Wolff) pine for years over his neighbour, Margo (Cara Delevingne), when suddenly she takes him on a one night adventure, which consists of an interesting revenge plot. The two of them spend the night going from one place to another, undergoing a series of tasks which brings Q out of his shell and allows the two to bond.

The night together means a lot to Q but what happens when his time with Margo comes to an end and she just leaves with not even a word?

I watched this movie with my mom, but it was a lot to convince her to see it with me because she wasn’t much of a fan of The Fault In Our Stars. I have to say, she was thoroughly impressed by this though, so that in itself must be worth something.

At first, I was very skeptical about Cara playing Margo, but you know what? I genuinely thought she did a great job and was more convincing than I thought she was going to be. I wish she was in the movie more though.

She along with Nat Wolff, had such a great on screen chemistry as both friends and in a more romantic light. This was portrayed well throughout.

In the book I wasn’t much of a fan of Margo but after Cara’s representation of the character, I feel like I knew her much more as well as actually beginning to like her more than I did before.

This movie features as a coming of age road trip that Q takes, along with his friend’s in order to find Margo. This trip takes them from Orlando to an area in New York which is classed as a ‘Paper Town’. The journey in itself can be seen as a representation of Q at the same time, as we see the development of him, as he goes from being a very timid teen who does practically nothing, to being spontaneous and having the kind of confidence Margo has at the beginning. The development of Q is slow and steady and moves along nicely just like the movie does. I think this adds something so special.

The down fall I would have to pick out, is towards the end, and how the movie finishes. It is not exactly the ending you would want, and this is the one moment, I think Margo is shown to be very arrogant, and wasting Quentin’s time. I was slightly disappointed by this, and how it was left, especially after finally liking Margo as a character.

However, overall it was a great movie which I would say did the book justice. I am so happy to say that, because usually a movie adaption is a difficult task, due to book fans expecting more than they sometimes get, but the entire cast and production was just wonderful. A great family movie!

Oh and did you know there is an AMAZING cameo? Just watch and you will see what I mean!

Lonely Girl Awards Paper Towns: 4 / 5 Happy Faces

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