Small Town Reviews: Paper Towns


I just saw the movie “Paper Towns” based off of the book written by John Green.  This movie has a deeper meaning behind it than what is actually seen.  It is a very spontaneous and adventurous film.

The story takes place in a small town, in Florida, called Jefferson Park.  It’s setting is in the current time period.  The story line is a girl goes missing (so they think) and she leaves clues.  Q (the main character) has liked her for the longest time, so he goes looking for her.

The actor who played Quentin “Q” Jacobson was Nat Wolf.  You may remember him from his Nickelodeon show ” The Naked Brothers Band”.  He did a very good job of portraying the emotions written for his character.  Margo Roth Speigelman was played by the beautiful Cara Direngline, and she is a new star from Australia.  She also did a wonderful job portraying her character.  Mystery is what we wanted, and mystery is what we received.  They were marvelous, especially together.

Now, there is always going to be one or two things we don’t like about certain movies.  For me, I didn’t like how it didn’t coordinate with the book.  It took out too many details that I would have liked to see.  Also, the movie became very confusing at some points.

From this movie the main lesson that captured my heart was always chasing after what you want in life, no matter what or who is left behind.  I think this movie will encourage people to live life to the fullest, and they will also learn that it’s their life, so if they want something they need to make it happen.

For this movie, which is rated PG-13, I think people 16 and older would be the best audience.  I wouldn’t recommend it to younger kids because they would be unable to fully grasp the message being presented.  Overall, this movie was good, but it could have used a little more work.

RATING: 3 stars out of 5 stars   


Review by: Tamara Fogle