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If I Stay (2014)

Based on Gayle Forman's YA best-seller, Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) has an out-of-body experience where she is left facing to choose between life and death.

LIFE OR DEATH A difficult decision for one to make, let alone for a teenager.
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LIFE OR DEATH A difficult decision for one to make, let alone for a teenager.

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2014; Genre: Drama; With: Mireille Enos and Chloe Grace Moretz; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) is not your usual teenage heroine. For one thing, the 17-year-old cellist is comatose after a car accident that killed her parents. In the adaptation of Gayle Forman's 2009 YA best-seller, the story turns on whether she will keep fighting for her life — including her romance with a young singer-guitarist (Jamie Blackley) — or let it all slip away. Portraying Mia in this in-between state was a challenge for documentary director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue). ''She's not transparent. She doesn't walk through the walls,'' he says. ''We used sound, costume, performance, and Steadicam so you connect with the spirit Mia in a real, grounded way.''
Originally posted Apr 09, 2014
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1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
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