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Summer Hits: Paper Towns review

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by McKenna Topps, Co-Entertainment Editor

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Paper Towns

Rating: 7/10

Director: Jake Schreier

MPAA Rating: PG-13

After converting one of his books into a movie , “The Fault in Our Stars”, author John Green has done it again with Paper Towns, of the romance/mystery genre. Actor Nat Wolff, (who previously played the role of Isaac in “The Fault in Our Stars”) appears as the nerdy, everything planned, no surprises needed main character, Quentin Jacobsen or “Q”. The adventure of this story begins when his popular and beautiful firecracker next door neighbor Margo Roth Spieglmen, who is played by Cara Delevingne, climbs through “Q’s” window.

Going into this movie I had the impression that it would be that cliche, geek loves the popular girl type of thing, the ones I find to be slightly overused with their inevitable happily ever after with a kiss at the end, yet when I walked of of the movie I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t the basis. In fact the movie contained many layers to it. This was not a cliche story, it looked at things more than that, it was so much bigger than simple high school titles such as the so “geek” or “popular” person.

In a random once in a blue moon type of night, Margo brings Quentin into her world of crazy conspiracy. Throughout the movie, Q’s want to be with Margo drives him into insanity. Even when she is gone he continues to pine and go after a girl who had decided to go off on her own, his feelings for her could be defined as pure emotional idiocy, yet since it is a teen romance it is generally accepted as alright. When seeing this sure I can see the beauty of doing a romantic act, something out of his way that one can do that can make ones heart flutter, yet the reality of his emotions for a girl can be seen as being spiraled out of proportions.

The actors in this movie gave the characters new life. Delevingne playing the all mysterious Margo, gave the character that disconnected feel to her, making that adventure is out there type of personality even more prevalent. Wolff playing Quentin, a plain teenage boy who steps out of his comfort zone, gives him a more emotional touch. Then the supporting cast such as Austin Abrams, who played the role of Ben, gives watchers humorous moments to remember

This movie is perfect for lovers of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”.  Paper Towns will not disappoint those in search of something a little bit more than your regular cliche.

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