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If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Music | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

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R.J. Cutler

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Gayle Forman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Mia Hall
Mireille Enos ... Kat
Jamie Blackley ... Adam
Joshua Leonard ... Denny
Liana Liberato ... Kim
Stacy Keach ... Gramps
Gabrielle Rose ... Gran
Jakob Davies ... Teddy
Willa Milner ... Liz (as Ali Milner)
Aisha Hinds ... Nurse Ramirez
Gabrielle Cerys Haslett ... Young Mia
Lauren Lee Smith ... Willow
Adam Solomonian Adam Solomonian ... Henry
John Emmet Tracy ... Surgeon
Chelah Horsdal ... Liddy
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Storyline

Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. Written by Warner Bros.

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Live for Love


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Si decido quedarme See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,679,190, 24 August 2014

Gross USA:

$50,474,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,274,843
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chloë Grace Moretz had to learn how to play cello. She was not a successful cello player, so they had a double play the cello and then added Chloë's head into the frame. See more »

Goofs

When the car crashes there is snow on the trees and ground, but when they are brought to the hospital and Mia looks out the window, there is no snow and it looks like spring outside. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mia Hall: At the age of 26, Ludwig Beethoven went deaf, ending his career as a successful concert pianist. But determined not to let a little thing like his hearing end his music career, my pal Ludwig became a composer. Turned out the new gig suited him. It's like that old saying, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." Take my dad. When my little brother, Teddy, was born, he quit his band to get a real job. But then he fell in love with teaching. Now he spends his days ...
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Connections

Referenced in Reel Junkie: If I Stay (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, Op. 8
Written by Zoltán Kodály (as Zoltan Kodaly)
Performed by Alisa Weilerstein
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Didn't appreciate it as much until an accidental 2nd viewing
11 January 2015 | by deprofundisssSee all my reviews

I thought it was pretty good the first time. To be honest, I was half asleep when I first saw it, to the extent that I didn't realize I had seen it just based on the name of it, so I accidentally started streaming it today without realizing I had seen it before several months ago. I know, this doesn't sound supportive of this movie. For the record, I almost never watch movies more than once...I get too bored. After it started this second time, I did realize immediately that I'd seen it before, but I figured I'd stop it the moment I became bored, which I knew was inevitable given that I'd seen it before. Well, somehow I watched it all again, in its entirety. This time, I saw more depth than I'd seen before. Bottom line, this is worth watching. Of course, it's not perfect, and the main character looks like she's 12 rather than 17 or 18, which is a little bit creepy. But it has heart, and it's beautiful. Granted, I don't totally agree with the ending, but up until then it brought up questions that were very meaningful for anyone who has experienced loss. Kudos to this movie for being unexpectedly watchable for a 2nd run, and for actually being better another time around.


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