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Watch: Chloë Moretz Decides On Life In New Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Watch: Chloë Moretz Decides On Life In New Trailer For 'If I Stay'

When you’re a teenager, everything feels like it’s life or death; each decision has an irrevocable ripple effect that you will experience forever. But in “If I Stay,” the very decision to stay alive (or not) hangs in the balance, and it’s a choice that Chloë Moretz will have to make.

Based on the novel by Gayle Forman, with a screenplay by Shauna Cross and directed by R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue“), this one follows Mia, who winds up in a coma following a terrible car crash. Caught between life and death, we see the life she led and the people she touched before the accident, and she has to decide whether to keep living or not. But all we know is, if Stacy Keach is crying for us to fight, you damn well believe we’d make our way back to the land of the living. But overall, this looks like squarely aimed at the tweenage set who might enjoy it more than someone older, but then again, many thought the same thing about “The Fault In Our Stars” which overall, was pretty warmly received.

“If I Stay” opens on August 22nd. Watch below.

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The film is based on the novel by Gayle Forman.


I don't know what it is about trauma, whether it's to your brain in a car crash or some other life event that leaves a mark on your mind forever, but what I do know, however, is when you make it through the trauma, if you overcome that trauma, you are gifted with some sort of sensitivity…I really don't know what it is, but, especially if some type of traumatic experience occurs in your teenage years, when you're already so sensitive, you kinda carry an even more heightened sensitivity with you forever after it. So, my hope for Chloe is that she wakes up in the end and becomes even more of a rockstar, because she will gain a brilliant sensitivity that not many people have, and one that many in the arts only dream of attaining after a lifetime of practice. She just has to experience a really awful low before she can come out the best, and make it through any low life has to offer afterwards — that's just always what happens. #Psych101

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