What it's about:
Quentin and his enigmatic neighbour, Margo, love mysteries so much that Margo became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding on true friendship, and true love.
What we thought:
I was so excited to watch Paper Towns, not only because Cara Delevingne makes her film debut in the starring role as Margo, but also because well John Green never disappoints!
All I can say is wow! Cara absolutely nailed it! Margo is one unique, adventurous spirit and Cara, being a fun, quirky person herself brings every aspect of Margo’s mysterious nature to life. She was perfectly chosen for the role and goes against every cliché of the ‘beautiful girl’ character you’re tired of seeing.
Her lovesick accomplice Nat Wolff (Quentin) complimented his role perfectly too. That awkward nerd that’s actually a babe is what they wanted and it’s what they got! There’s no denying how awesome the strangely awkward vibe radiating from Nat Wolff just worked out for Quentin and how surprisingly his journey of self-discovery becomes the ‘leading lady’ of the film.
But let’s be real. This film is no The Fault In Our Stars - but what a breath of fresh air! You start off thinking that Quentin is going to go on this amazing adventure, he’ll find Margo and they will live happily ever after but it’s quite the opposite all thanks to John Green’s amazing mind.
For someone who has never read the book, the film makes for great motivation to start reading it immediately!
While the Paper Towns was pleasant to the eye, is filled with quick and witty one-liners and has an all-round relatable cast (seriously the sidekicks are enough to keep you entertained the entire 109 minutes).
People tend to get stuck in a rut (maybe routine is a better word to use) and get used to living too comfortably. Margo goes against the current, that’s what makes her different and that’s what should make each person different in their own way.
Your comfort zone is only so big, why not challenge it? Why not live?