Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story, adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, centering on Quentin (Nat Wolff) and his enigmatic neighbor Margo (Cara Delevingne), who loved mysteries so much she 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 that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love.
This film centres on one of those most interesting facets of life – when you’re young and you just can’t get it together to even talk to, let alone ask out, the girl of your dreams.
However, John Green also wrote The Fault In Our Stars, which I have no interest in seeing due to its syrupy sweet teen romance nature, and which Peter Bradshaw referred to as “Manipulative and crass”. That said, there is a curiosity with the premise of this film.
The film is directed by Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) and also stars Halston Sage, Cara Buono and Caitlin Carver.
Paper Towns is released in UK cinemas on August 21st.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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