Movie Review: If I Stay
Saturday August 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm |


My Thoughts

I was hanging out with my friend this weekend and we decided to go see a late show.  This and the Ninja Turtles were the only things playing late that were worth seeing, and since my friend and her family had already seen the Ninja Turtles, we went to see this.  I don’t even know if I have very much in me to say about the movie, but I LOVED it.

This is one of the better book to movie adaptations I’ve seen in quite a long while.  I think they did an excellent job of creating the accident, yet going back and showing the important events in Mia’s life that made her the talented, sweet, and amazing teenager that she was.  I thought they cast the movie perfect for every character, yet the immediate family and Adam were the stand outs for me.  And I felt a special affinity for the nurse who was there for her and encouraging her to be strong and fight.  To see someone in that profession who actually truly cares whether their patient makes it or not really resonated with me.

I found myself on the verge of tears more than a few times during the course of this movie.  And the final scene with her and her family and friends playing and singing around the bonfire was achingly sweet.  If I Stay was absolutely and heartbreakingly PERFECT!

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Jade is a book blogger from NC. In her spare time she loves to read and build and maintain websites. She has been reading since she was four and building websites since she was 16. was born on March 8, 2011 and is a fantastic merging of her two favorite hobbies. Enjoy your stay!

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6 Responses to “Movie Review: If I Stay”

  1. Whoa. Sounds like I need to see it asap.

  2. This book is on my TBR list. I hope that I can get to it soon, because I do want to see the movie. It’ll probably be on DVD before I get to it, but it sounds good! Thanks for the review.

  3. I have this on my must see list. I have heard only good things. I think I just have to be in a mood for a tear jerker.

    • Jade Jade says:

      I think the fact that I read this a year or two ago allowed me to just sit and enjoy the movie without nitpicking on what was the same or different. I loved it when you see it I hope you enjoy it too.