Paper Towns sees Quentin (Nat Wolff) pine for years over his neighbour, Margo (Cara Delevingne), when suddenly she takes him on a one night adventure, which consists of an interesting revenge plot. The two of them spend the night going from one place to another, undergoing a series of tasks which brings Q out of his shell and allows the two to bond.
The night together means a lot to Q but what happens when his time with Margo comes to an end and she just leaves with not even a word?
I watched this movie with my mom, but it was a lot to convince her to see it with me because she wasn’t much of a fan of The Fault In Our Stars. I have to say, she was thoroughly impressed by this though, so that in itself must be worth something.
At first, I was very skeptical about Cara playing Margo, but you know what? I genuinely thought she did a great job and was more convincing than I thought she was going to be. I wish she was in the movie more though.
She along with Nat Wolff, had such a great on screen chemistry as both friends and in a more romantic light. This was portrayed well throughout.
In the book I wasn’t much of a fan of Margo but after Cara’s representation of the character, I feel like I knew her much more as well as actually beginning to like her more than I did before.
This movie features as a coming of age road trip that Q takes, along with his friend’s in order to find Margo. This trip takes them from Orlando to an area in New York which is classed as a ‘Paper Town’. The journey in itself can be seen as a representation of Q at the same time, as we see the development of him, as he goes from being a very timid teen who does practically nothing, to being spontaneous and having the kind of confidence Margo has at the beginning. The development of Q is slow and steady and moves along nicely just like the movie does. I think this adds something so special.
The down fall I would have to pick out, is towards the end, and how the movie finishes. It is not exactly the ending you would want, and this is the one moment, I think Margo is shown to be very arrogant, and wasting Quentin’s time. I was slightly disappointed by this, and how it was left, especially after finally liking Margo as a character.
However, overall it was a great movie which I would say did the book justice. I am so happy to say that, because usually a movie adaption is a difficult task, due to book fans expecting more than they sometimes get, but the entire cast and production was just wonderful. A great family movie!
Oh and did you know there is an AMAZING cameo? Just watch and you will see what I mean!