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Cara Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman. Halston Sage as Lacey Pemberton. Austin Abrams as Ben Starling. Justice Smith as Radar. Cara Buono as Mrs. Caitlin Carver as Becca Arrington. Griffin Freeman as Jase. Jaz Sinclair as Angela. Meg Crosbie as Ruthie. Mehmet Korhan as Beer Bong Guy. RJ Shearer as Chuck Parsons. Stephen Mackenzie Brown as Jase's Crew. Cameron Mills as Trick or Treater. Josiah Cerio as Young Quentin. Robert Crayton as Bouncer.

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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. Written by 20th Century Fox. When reviewing a movie based on a book, should the reviewer make the movie's story part of the commentary, even if the movie's plot matches the book's plot closely?

And I'll go even further. I don't think it's necessary for the reviewer to read the book before reviewing the movie. A movie reviewer reviews movies, not books.

A movie has to stand on its own, whether the viewer has read the book or not and, usually, the majority haven't. Now, if I haven't read the book, after I see the movie, I'll do some background research on the differences between the two so I can include that information in my review, but I'm still only going to judge aspects of the movie as they contribute to the whole. Take the movie "Paper Towns" PG, 1: Although I haven't read the book, I have read enough about the book to compare them, but I'm still only judging what appeared on screen.

I say all that to say this: I just saved you almost two hours. That's really all this movie is about. Didn't care for the story. Didn't care for the movie. Still, I do owe you more than that, so, as always, I'll tell you about the actors and the plot without spoilers , I'll explain the grade I've given the movie, including what I think wasn't good and what was good because, after all, there's some of both in almost every movie. And whether you think the book was better than the movie or the movie was better than the book is irrelevant.

This is a movie review. In the eyes of one of the story's central characters, paper towns are cities in which people "paper people" go about their hum-drum lives without really living. After seeing a recently attached Woody Guthrie poster on her bedroom wall, Quentin realizes that Margo deliberately left clues for him as to where she would be going.

Benjamin and Marcus start searching for other clues in hopes of finding Margo so that Quentin can confess his feelings to her. Quentin bribes Margo's sister Ruthie Meg Crosbie so that they can look for the clues to Margo's whereabouts in her room. Because of her loyalty to Margo and her revulsion towards Rebecca and Jason's promiscuity , Lacey leaves in disgust.

Quentin finds Lacey in a bathroom and gets to know her, discovering that, beneath her superficial exterior, she is actually an intelligent and compassionate person, and they become friends. After finding more clues, Quentin starts to put them together and is led with his friends to an old gift store at an abandoned strip mall. They find a map that Margo used, and discover that she has been hiding in Agloe , a paper town located in the State of New York. Quentin and his friends, including Marcus's girlfriend Angela Jaz Sinclair , begin a two-day road trip to find Margo, hoping to be home in time for their prom after they find her.

They bond on the way, as Benjamin and Lacey are going to the prom together; Marcus and Angela consummate their relationship. When they do not find Margo where they expect her to be, Quentin stays while the others return home with his car.

He finds Margo on the street and admits his affection for her, but she does not feel the same way. She ran away from home to escape her neglectful parents, in an attempt to figure out who she is.

She left the clues to let Quentin know that she is safe, not to invite him to follow her. Margo remains in Agloe. Quentin books a bus ticket home and they share a farewell kiss. Before he leaves, Margo tells him that she has been in contact with Ruthie since leaving Orlando. Returning to Orlando, Quentin enjoys the company of his friends at the prom. After graduation, he continues spending time with them throughout the summer before they all leave for college.

The rights to the film had been optioned since at least ; [7] Green wrote the first draft of the screenplay himself. Although the novel features a scene set in SeaWorld the location was changed after the release of the CNN documentary Blackfish which was highly critical of the theme park keeping orcas. Although the novel is set primarily in Orlando, Florida, North Carolina's tax incentives for filmmakers made it the affordable choice for principal photography according to Green.

The crew was encouraged to finish filming before December 31, , the date when certain tax incentives would expire. Filming began on November 3, , in and around Charlotte, North Carolina and concluded on December 19, Cast members were dressed for warm weather even though it was cold.

The film was originally supposed to be released on July 31, It was released on May 22 instead. In the United States and Canada, the film opened at 3, theaters on July 24, , alongside two other films, Pixels and Southpaw.

However, in terms of admissions, it was second behind the former film.

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Synopsis. Quentin's life changed the day Margo Roth Spiegelman moved next door. He considered her his one true love. They were both close in age, they became close friends and did everything together, until one day they discovered a dead body. Apparently, the man couldn't cope with his impending divorce. Quentin didn't flinch, but Margo took it .

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Synopsis. Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, 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 . paper towns NOTE: This spoiler was submitted by Gina Quentin's life changed the day Margo Roth Spiegelman moved next door; he considered her his one true love.

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Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Paper Towns () - Jake Schreier on AllMovie - Adapted from the young adult novel by John Green, 5/5. Paper Towns is a movie that I really liked, but I probably would have loved if I'd seen it when I was %.