|If I Stay (2014)|
|Rating: 6.8/10 (64,550 votes)
Director: R.J. Cutler
Writer: Shauna Cross (screenplay), Gayle Forman (novel)
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard
Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Released: 22 Aug 2014
|Plot: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.|
Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her family are getting ready to go on with their normal day activities when it is announced on the radio that school has been canceled. Mia’s dad Denny (Joshua Leonard) is a teacher and as a result of the snow day does not have to go to work. Mia’s mom Kat (Mireille Enos), a travel agent, decides to call in sick and along with her family visit Mia’s grandparents who live on a farm. It is also revealed that Mia is dating an older, popular up-and-coming rock-star named Adam Wilde (Jamie Blackley).
The story flashes back to Mia’s early life with a rocker dad and an inexperienced mom; one day they take Mia to a music class where Mia decides that she wants to start playing the cello. After her parents see that Mia is passionate about the cello they hire a teacher to help her play. Kat is shown pregnant with Teddy (Jakob Davies) whom Mia thinks is the reason for her father’s departure from his band.