The ever ubiquitous Chloe Grace Moretz (she’s still 17) stars as a sensitive cello player who gets to view her life from above when a car accident leaves her in a life threatening coma. Much like the recent, far better, The Fault in Our Stars she’s got the hip uber-left-wing parents and the brooding babe boyfriend who sees something in her which, apparently, no one else sees. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 rears its head the expected number of times. You get the gist.
Director R.J. Cutler might just be fancying himself as a Frank Capra for the YA generation here, but It’s A Wonderful Life this certainly is not.
If I Stay | Directed by R.J. Cutler (USA, 2014) with Chloe Grace Moretz. Starts September 18