Movie Review: 'If I Stay' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley

August 22, 2014 11:03 PM

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Movie Review: 'If I Stay' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley

Great! Another movie adapted from a young adult novel, scientifically designed to make teenage girls and 40-something movie critics cry. I’m speaking of "If I Stay," starring the irrepressibly talented Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia, a teen cello prodigy who has one glaring issue: she can’t be much of a prodigy if she’s dead.

When we first meet Mia, it’s a snowy day in Portland, Oregon. Her father (Joshua Leonard), a rocker-turned-English teacher, and little brother (Jakob Davies), get to stay home because of the bad weather, so Mia’s super-cool mother (Mireille Enos) calls in sick so the whole family can hang out togeth...

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