The movie basically revolves around Quentin (Nat Wolff) – the unpopular, low confidence, goody-good, smarty pants guy who falls in love with Ms. Popular – Margo (Cara Delevingne). Scratch that… Quentin has actually been in love with Margo the second he had laid eyes on her way back. Fast forward 11 years they grew apart and barely talked with each other until one night that Margo pops into Quentin’s room through the window just like the old times.
She insists to finish off 9 things on her list with his help. Quentin savored each minute she got to spend with Margo again and as they ticked off each item on the list, Quentin hoped to be more closer with Margo again. Or so he thought…
Days had passed and Margo is MIA. Quentin, being able divulge each clue left behind by Margo decided to set off on a journey to find her and tell her about his feelings (that he basically loves her!). He set off on a road trip together with his two best friends Ben (Austin Abrams) and Radar (Justice Smith) alongside Radar’s girlfriend Angela (Jaz Sinclair) and Margo’s best friend since 5th grade Lacey (Halston Sage). It was definitely one for the books! 🙂
Until they came to their destination where they thought Margo would be… she was nowhere to be found and with their prom happening in a few hours, Quentin decided to stay behind believing she’ll eventually see Margo anxiously waiting to be found! After a few hours, Quentin finally decides to come back home. While waiting for his ride home, he sees Margo on his peripheral vision. He chases after her, takes a deep breath and shouts Margo’s name. And as the girl turns, he sees the face he’s been longing to see for days — Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Will Quentin be able to tell her that he loves her? What happens next after Margo has been found? Can they still make it back to prom? What is Paper Towns all about?
It was real and that Is what I like most about it. John Green was able to portray in his writing about 60% of what exactly happens through millennials nowadays and by 60% I am already generous. This movie is about finding your confidence, appreciating your youth, savoring each moment that you have and knowing the true value of friendship. This isn’t the kind of story that gives you false hope of what happens next. This gives you the real deal of the possible outcome in life. It isn’t always the result that you have hoped for but you have to accept that it is part of a bigger picture. As we grow older we chose different paths, totally different paths from our best friend, lover or crush and it’s up to us to live it up and experience life to the fullest with the people that matter to us so when we look back whether it may be good or bad, you always know there was a lesson learned behind it! 😀