FILM: Paper Towns (2015) Review

Embrace your youth while you still can….

John Green is no stranger to delivering powerful and emotional youth stories, such as previous tear-jerker Fault In Our Stars and his latest offering Paper Towns is no different.
Paper Towns is on the same-level, except maybe a little less emotional as it deals with a young boy, Quentin (Nat Wolff) obsessing over finding Margo (Cara Delevingne), a girl he grew up with and loves. On the journey of finding her Quentin then goes on a personal journey of self-discovery… it’s all about letting loose, and not becoming empty like a piece of paper.

You got the moves Cara! Model-turned-actress
delights on the big screen.

It does tend to get a little cliche in terms of romance and teen angst, such as what it takes in being a young adult male. But all is forgiven as the flick truly tries to make a statement on falling into stereotypes and being bland, although it can often send mixed signals on the subject.

Cara is although exceptional as Margo, and pulls of an American accent quite well. Forget modelling, the girl can act! It’s also a bonus to see the actress so humble and down-to-earth as she attended a special Q & A screening in Sydney. 
If you loved Fault In Our Stars and Perks of Being a Wallflower than this is definitely up your alley. I mean who doesn’t love a feel-good indie youth flick?
Verdict: A touching tale of letting go of your inhibitions and embracing life.
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