In this two-in-one episode, Dorin and Kendyl discuss the novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman and it’s film adaptation. After falling in love with all the characters in the novel, the duo is rather harsh on the movie’s characterization, but give it credit for resisting the urge to be overly sappy.
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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Fault in Our Stars, Once Upon a Time, The Book Thief, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Music: Today by Willemette Stone
-Aug 22 (US and UK)
-Based on the second book in the Sin City comics
-Aug 27 (US), TBA (UK)
-Based on There Are No Spies by Bill Granger
-Aug 29 (US), Sep 5 (UK)
-Based on The Switch by Elmore Leonard
-Sep 1 (US), TBA (UK)
-Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn
-Premieres Sep 7
-Based on the book by Nelson Johnson
If I Stay
-By Gayle Forman
-Published in 2009
-Sequeled by Where She Went
-Characters: Mia, Adam, Kim, parents, Teddy
-Themes/issues: choices, life, love, freedom, music, solo v. together
If I Stay (2014)
-Written by Shauna Cross
-Directed by RJ Cutler
-Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard
-Characterisation: Adam and Mia Especially. and Kim
–Adam’s tragic backstory
–Little things: he doesn’t offer to walk away if that’s best for her, added drama with Julliard!!!!!!!
–The Circumstances of Parents and Teddy’s Death… including missing notes of how her parents would react to her giving up.
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