A teenager (Nat Wolff) hopelessly crushing for years on his neighbor across the street (Cara Delevingne), joins her for a night of rollicking revenge. But when she goes missing, he discovers a series of clues that lead him to believe she wants him to find her. With his own friends in tow, he sets out on an adventure of self-discovery. The title refers to a cartographer’s trick of creating imaginary places on a map to protect the copyright, and serves as a metaphor for finding oneself.
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ClearPlay trims many unsavory moments, including implications of teen sex, partial nudity, lewd talk, crude or reckless actions, a violent image, and about 30 profanities. Parents might consider limiting viewing to mature teens due to the potential of possible imitative behavior,behavior that caused at least one of my kids to turn to me and say, “You’d kill me if I did something like that.” Though I’d obviously never kill anybody, I didn’t contradict him.
Are Paper Towns an appropriate destination?...
The strength of this movie lies in its portrayal of believable friendship and an overall sense of wonder. I quite loved it for many of its plot elements, but it’s unlikely many viewers will share my affinity.
Marty Nabhan, ClearPlay Teen at Heart
Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens; 109 mins; Directed by Jake Schreier