Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Paper Towns
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 2011
Rotten57%
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Nat Wolff & Cara Delevingne star in this intriguing romance mystery from the author of The Fault in Our Stars. After Quentin goes on an all-night adventure with Margo (Delevingne), the girl of his dreams, she suddenly vanishes leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher! As he goes on an unforgettable road trip to find her, Quentin ultimately learns the true meaning of love & friendship.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten57%
Critics Consensus: Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages.
Reviews
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Rotten

Paper Towns is a breathtakingly vanilla adaptation of another soppy novel from The Fault in Our St...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Roeper
Fresh

Paper Towns is particularly good at pinpointing that certain point in teenage male friendships whe...

June 13, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Paper Towns is way outside the US tradition of high-school movies that are funny and sharp.

June 25, 2017
BuzzFeed News
Alison Willmore
Rotten

Paper Towns is too nice. And that is, coincidentally, also the problem its hero has been facing.

June 13, 2019
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Fresh

This is sensitive and often winning in its depiction of adolescent behavior; the characters speak...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Smart, edgy adaptation captures the humor of self-discovery.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Paper Towns is another adaptation of a best-selling young adult novel by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars). But unlike that tear-jerking love story, this is more of a comical coming-of-age mystery about a high school senior who convinces his friends to search for his smart, beautiful neighbor, who's disappeared just a couple of weeks before graduation. Language is infrequent but does include one memorable "f--k," as well as "s--t," "a--hole," and "bitch." Sexual content is more pervasive than in Fault in Our Stars; there are a few scenes of off-camera sex, including one in which the guy is caught running out of a house naked (his butt is visible). Another shows a bra-clad teen girl atop a guy, moaning and kissing him. There are also references to virginity loss and comments about a mom that one teen boy says he wants to "tap"/"hit"/etc. Drinking is also an issue: One sequence takes place at a big party where teens do keg stands and -- in one case -- get so drunk they throw up. But the movie compellingly explores relatable coming-of-age issues like taking chances, first love, best friendship, and the difference between fake and genuine people and personalities.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:July 24, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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