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Review: 'If I Stay'

Two stars

"Romance novels" function on idealization, including fulfilling a teen's yen for drama -- any kind of drama -- to alleviate the tedium of school days and curfew nights. And so impossibly cute romance meets tragedy to mix up ye olde rom-dram formula, whether it's "The Fault in Our Stars" or its on-the-heels screen sibling "If I Stay," based on Gayle Forman's YA novel.

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Posted by randy albin
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on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

wow, do you care much about these characters? i had to walk out on this after a half hour of it. how despicable and unattractive these actors are. who thought this up? if this is a good movie then someone is a monkey's uncle. ugh


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