I think it’s only normal that after finishing a good book, that you’re excited to see the on screen adaption of it whenever it comes out. So I was one of the first in line to go see If I Stay once it was out in Belgium.
What is this movie about?
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
My rating: 4/5
What I thought of it?
First of all I must say that I was really happy to see Chloe Grace Moretz attached to this project because she’s definitely one of my favorite actresses. And I was more than happy that she rocked this part. She was amazing as Mia and really made it all believable.
As for the other characters; I had never seen a movie with Jamie Blackley before, but he really did a good job portraying Adam. Also, his chemistry with Chloe was awesome! And Mia’s parents were also cast really well, both physically as how they played the part. They were simply perfect. So castwize, this movie is totally awesome.
I also love how they sticked close to the book, although there were some additions and changes that I didn’t like 100%. But the story is still the same and it’s still as heartbreaking as the book. So if you plan on going; kleenex is definitely needed.
But in my opinion, the movie was a bit slow at some points. The book isn’t very long, so of course it’s “more difficult” to make an entire movie out of it, but sometimes I felt like they were stretching it out a bit. But that’s the only thing that bothered me. Otherwize I’m completely in love with this movie and once again, I was bombared with all kinds of emotions.
This movie is definitely a must see for anyone who loves a movie about family and friends. It’s drama/ romance, but the plot is just so amazing. Just imagine if you were in her situation and had to choose…
Until next time,
With love, Ellen