Paper Towns Film Review


Hey guys!

On Saturday I went to see an advanced screening of Paper Towns. It was a film I’d been wanting to see for a while, and I was so happy when I found out that I could watch it over TWO weeks before general release!

For anyone who doesn’t know, Paper Towns is based on John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name. It follows Quentin (also known as ‘Q’), a senior who goes on a road trip to find the whereabouts of Margo, the girl who lives next door. Quentin is joined by his best mates Ben and Radar, as well as Lacey (Margo’s friend) and Angela (Radar’s girlfriend). The five high-schoolers travel from Orlando to a town near New York, with the aid of clues left by Margo. The town is fictional, hence the title of the film.


While I was quite sceptical about the casting of Cara Delivingne as Margo, she actually did a good job at portraying Quentin’s mysterious neighbour. I also thought that Nat Wolff was a great choice for shy Quentin. Austin Abrams (Ben) and Justin Smith (Radar) were good as supporting characters. Ben added an element of humour to the film.


Overall, Paper Towns was an enjoyable coming-of-age film. There were, of course, some changes from the book, but that didn’t seem to matter too much. It’s undeniable that Paper Towns will be compared to The Fault in Our Stars, the first novel by John Green that was adapted into a film. However, they are two completely different films (and books). The Fault in Our Stars is more of a tear-jerker, while Paper Towns is a journey of self-exploration. Despite seeming like a typical high school film at times, and deviating from the book in parts, Paper Towns is worth watching. It’s funny, different and entertaining.

Have you watched Paper Towns yet? Did you enjoy it?

Hasta luego!


15 Comment

  1. Love book reviews. I agree it's undeniable that Fault in our Stars will be compared to this, it's a shame. I think with any author people compare their books, but I like to think of each book as individual even if they are by the same person. My favourite book of all time is Never Let Me Go, yet I have yet to find another book from the same author that I like just as much.

  2. I'm so excited to see this! I'm a huge John Green fan and TFIOS is actually my least favourite of his books… I love the themes of self-exploration in his books so I'm excited to see this. From what I've seen of the trailer it looks great!

  3. I've never read Never Let Me Go but it does look good. Thanks for commenting!

  4. I actually love TFIOS but Paper Towns is great too. It's a great film, I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I absolutely loved the book so I'm really excited to go and watch the film when it comes out in a couple of weeks!

    Maddie //

  6. I have yet to see it, sounds interesting 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  7. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  9. Nice review! I have read a book a while ago, and have been considering on the movie. Looks like it's something worth watching!

    Vanessa│Meili Journey

  10. I really want to read this! Sadly, for whatever reason… Cara Delevingene (SP?) just drives me bonkers. I don't like her. I know everyone else does, I just haven't hopped on board. The plot still sounds so good, so I will probably see it eventually heheh XO -Alexandra

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  11. It is! Let me know if you watch it!

  12. Everyone seems so obsessed with her and I don't really understand why. But she is quite good in the film!

  13. Demi says: Reply

    I am so excited to watch this, I am currently reading the book so thanks for the review

  14. This is on my to see list – so thanks for spurring me on.

  15. HOW COOL! How did you get in to see the advanced screening?!

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