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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