Friday, August 8, 2014

FaceTime Friday | If I Stay [Trailer]

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For those of you who are new to Turning Pages, FaceTime Friday is a weekly feature we do to keep in touch and discuss books, movies, and more! Why is it called FaceTime Friday? Well, considering that we live in separate states, sometimes talking on the phone and/or texting just isn’t enough when it comes to talking about our favorites in literary and film form. 

We literally FaceTime to talk about the latest books, movies, and more and then hash it out on the blog for our readers to enjoy.

If you missed our last FTF post, click here to read our thoughts on the TFiOS movie!

We’ve used the term emotional rollercoaster countless times in conversations, but reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman, is the literal literary embodiment of it. As a book beloved to our hearts and souls, we stalked the casting of this film like drunken prom dates. Waited , with pained and baited breaths for the first glimpse at the trailer to make sure the visual depictment of this imaginary love affair would be true to the story.

……And then it happened last November at Y’ALLfesta stage, Gayle Forman, and a 20 foot movie screen with Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley. We swooned like hormone riddled 13 year old girls. While drooling and sighing during the 20 second teaser, began to see the characters of Mia and Adam bleed through the personages of Chloe and Jamie.

It was an ETERNITY from November until April when MGM/New Line Cinema gave us another dose of the only medicine that could cure what ailed us.

We’re going to give it to you straight, we teared up. And a special thanks to the people who score the movie for using “Say Something” by A Great Big World in the movie trailer….way to bring out ALL THE FEELS.


If I Stay Trailer #1

There were so many things that stood out in this trailer for us, but the sucker punch tie in with the book was this quote: “Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes they make you.” The chill bumps this elicited remained for the rest of the trailer.

 Just a heads up for those of you they may not have watched the second, full, official trailer…..have the kleenex and Dove chocolate on hand. Ugly snot crying and heart ache is on its way.

If I Stay Trailer #2

It may not be very feminist to say this, but stories told from a male viewpoint that entail feelings always hit us harder than female perspectives. Don’t get us wrong, male sorrow carries no more weight than female sorrow, but even in this modern day, we still believe there are vestiges lingering of the mentality that men are strong and tough and don’t cry. When this trailer started in Adam’s voice and POV, we knew we were in trouble, no matter how un-PC that might be.
This trailer depicts the true crux of Mia decision by illustrating in mere snippets the depth of her relationship with both Adam and with her parents. There is a full range of conflicting heartbreak in a mere two minutes and thirty-three seconds.

If the trailers elicit this much emotion from us, we can’t imagine what the full length movie will do to us. Without a doubt, tissues will be needed and in mass amounts. But don’t worry, once we’ve both seen the movie, we’re sure to put together another FaceTime Friday post soon after so that you just what we thought. 

And for a little something extra, here is the music video for Say Something.

Cry away.

The Song.
Happy reading.

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