Paper Towns Review

Paper Towns (2015) Poster


Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff Nat Wolff
Cara Delevingne Cara Delevingne
Austin Abrams Austin Abrams
Justice Smith Justice Smith
Halston Sage Halston Sage
Jaz Sinclair Jaz Sinclair

Plot- After an all night adventure, Quentin’s life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.


Paper Towns is based on a book written by the same person who wrote The Fault in our Stars, it was even adapted by the same team.

And it’s a complete snoozefest. You could quite easily drop off for ten minutes and not miss a thing. And I don’t normally mind slow films if I feel that they are building an atmosphere but this film wasn’t. It was trying to be a coming of age/finding yourself/road trip film but it failed.

Cara Delvigne, in her first major role is a magnetic and believable screen presence. Its just a shame that she’s only onscreen for twenty minutes and has no discernible chemistry with the hole in the air that passes for our protagonist. Happily, in the film he kept being called Q, so I kept hoping James Bond was going to turn up and save me.

The film moves at a sedate pace, with nothing ever really feeling at stake or at risk. It’s safe, comfortable. It’s shot lit, and sounded adequately. If my (fictional) daughter wanted to see this I would have no objections.

I want to write more, but I honestly can’t remember anything that happened, any characters name, their motivation. It did nothing wrong, it did nothing right, it was on, 107 minutes of my life passed and then it stopped. This film is the embodiment of…

If Nothing Else


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