If I Stay Synopsis
A car accident lands 17-year-old Mia in a coma and claims the life of her family.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Cutler is selling a certain kind of product with If I Stay, but he sells it honestly and well.
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70

Time Out New York

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For a drama pretty much aimed at 12-year-old girls, it’s less superficial than you’d expect.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Any movie that considers the possibility of an afterlife, or the possibility that there isn't one, without first getting all...
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63

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic — all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, “the weeper.” All fit If I Stay like...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of the most curious aspects of If I Stay is the way it rigorously ignores religion and spirituality. With the exception of an undefined...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The adults fare best. Leonard and Enos have more electricity than the teens do. And the best performance is a low-key, authentic one by...
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60

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
[Cutler] approaches all these teenage hyperfeelings with respect and sensitivity. It doesn’t hurt that he has Moretz in his corner.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As I write these words, I feel myself experiencing a loss of consciousness, wondering how this recipe for sugar shock could interest any...
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48

TheWrap

By Alonso Duralde
While many of the big moments of If I Stay can be easily dismissed, it's the little ones that elevate the film to at least mixed-bag status.
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
The overall execution is so pedestrian that it’s possible to feel more moved by the filmmakers’ good intentions than by the actual...
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Good Movie

By isareveron6
This movie was amazing, and it was exactly like the book. I'm really happy on the way this movie turned out, it did not disappoint me at all, it had every detail the book had. They did an amazing job...

Beautiful!

By jetterbetter1
I read the book and I have to admit that the movie was virtually flawless. It was as close as you could get to the book without making it 8 hours long. I love the story and the movie was beautiful....

If I Stay

By jessiemonster
Absolutely amazing....

Everything it was meant to be.

By jaymeejames
I started reading this book when it first came out. I have read it a thousand times and have dreamed of it being real. And now here it is and it's exactly what it should've been. Thank you. And I...

Great movie really related to the book!

By brittcortez7
It was like I was reading the book all over again. Obviously not everything was super exact but the way they used it worked a lot better for the movie! It's a must see and a must read! I'm so glad...

total tear jerker.

By jliza888
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If I stay

By abradley05
Very emotional as expected. Bring your tissue you're going to need it. If you have someone special in your life you will want to squeeze them tight when you see them....

If I Stay

By ramonlovesvanessa
Do not watch unless you want to cry!...

By luckycharms52
Definitely a tear jerker. ....

Fantastic

By adamcwheaton
Very good movie. Great story. I called all my family after the movie and told them I love them. I would recommend everyone see this movie. Life is precious and short....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements and Some Sexual Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Heartbreaking but faithful adaptation will please book fans.
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