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❶Spoilers This was disappointing. Basically from the beginning till the end I didn't care about any of the characters' fates.

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The soundtrack is also very good and it keeps up the emotion,the feels and overall it truly fits with the movie itself. I was laughing all the way through,I was emotional at some of the tones that the movie was going for,which really did work,like friendship and high school and just teenagers stuff overall. I was intrigued by the movie and the mystery in it. I loved the performances so much and the actors in it and honestly I can't think of any flaws or problems that I had with this movie.

It is a fun,simple and interesting movie and I truly enjoyed it. A wonderful teen drama, coming of age story. Paper towns is one of those typical high school movies and road trip movies combined together into a delightful treat.

Filled with, funny humor, great acting and friendship, heart warming moments, and a little lesson or two to take away from. Only A wonderful teen drama, coming of age story. Only a little problem is that Cara Delevingne hardly has any screen time in this movie, but they were memorable. A great film to watch with friends and family!

This review contains spoilers , click expand to view. In a crude sense of reality that's completely true, but we are humans: Life is a constant challenge, and the movie demonstrates that in order to face it you have to know yourself first before its too late; but, how late? Friendship is just one of those parts where you get to know yourself by knowing who you have around, and Quentin and his friends reflect that perfectly.

Margo is the true sense of reality: We all seek for miracles: TheArchetypes Sep 9, I'm not really a fan of the romance genre but this one wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Well I see people complaining about this film not being to similar to the book by John Green which it interest me into watching it, so I did. I will say that I didn't find anything wrong or boring I'm not really a fan of the romance genre but this one wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I will say that I didn't find anything wrong or boring in 'Paper Towns' although it goes downhill in some occasions on scenes that I found uninteresting or pointless.

It's an original story with a so-so plot twist that I wasn't expecting. Since I'm not really a fan of the kissy kissy genre, I will give this movie an honest 'SIX' for not bore me to death and it wan't really that bad.

Paper Towns is the stereotypical "white people problems" and I think that could have been expected even before paying actual money to watch it. I'm not saying it was a terrible movie, because that's not the case, but honestly I think the story in itself was not great. I'm pretty sure I've read this book — years ago — but I can't imagine that the story was more involving or emotional than what was shown on-screen.

I think my biggest problem with the story itself lies within the fact that Margo Roth Spiegelman is portrayed not like a person, but a fascination. A fascination — almost a toy — that Quentin feels the need to take ownership of. He thinks she needs to be saved and she is his to save, when the reality is that he shows up unannounced thousands of miles away.

That's more creepy stalker than anything. This movie isn't even romantic. Paper Towns is a journey. Hypothetically that should be ok, let a movie's plot do what it wants, but the physical movement of their minivan moved it along more than the characters. I would rather watch a movie about nothing with characters I would take a bullet for than a movie with a journey across the country with characters that are, ultimately, words on a piece of paper.

The acting was below average with promising performances from Smith and Wolff. However, the catastrophic performance from Delevinge was completely detrimental to the already plainly-average final product. This film adaptation from the book of the same name revolves around the charming yet The acting was below average with promising performances from Smith and Wolff. This film adaptation from the book of the same name revolves around the charming yet mysterious Margo portrayed by Cara Delevinge which told from the narrative of the typical invisible high school boy, Quentin Natt Wolff.

However, the adaptation changes the form of Margo, with the efforts of Delevinge, which would have been a filmmakers' dream and transforms her into a plain-Jane, hideously acted and overall boring character. If the role was based on eyebrows, it would be understandable as to why Delevinge was considered.

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Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book. Frequent use of "s--t" and "f--k," "faggot," as well as plenty of minor swearing. Teens smoke, drink, and get very drunk.

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User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by Stepha July 5, Wash out your Mouth with Soap! Bad language all over the place. Parent of a 11 and 13 year old Written by starbox October 29, A really great teen novel. In terms of the content, I did not find there to be anywhere near as much language, sexuality, drinking, etc. That said, the mo Teen, 17 years old Written by rom An older teen's perspective I am seventeen, and just read this book.

I would like to say that, contrary to what some of these reviews say, it is NOT for young kids. I feel sad for the kids Teen, 13 years old Written by nerdfighter May 21,


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I was pretty disappointed in Paper Towns. I am a big fan of John Green but found this book plodding and boring. I hated the Margo character and thought that Q was a big whiner/5.

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This adrenaline-filled adventure kicks off Paper Towns, another insightful novel by the Printz award-winning novelist John Green, and refuels Quentin's desire for Margo. But the next day Margo has . John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize/5(K).

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Paper Towns is a fantastic, interesting and unique novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was very eager to read this following how much I loved An Abundance of Katherines, and I decided that I had to read it before I saw the film due to my golden rule: read the book before you watch the film. In a book stocked full of anecdotes, and wonderful observations about life (about making plans and leaving, the Paper Towns and Paper People, Margo’s String Theory, Whitman’s Interconnected Grass, Quentin’s own Cracked Vessel), the most apt one is perhaps a minor one.