Paper Towns Friday, 10 April 2020

Paper Towns

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sexual references.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, Cara Buono, Josiah Cerio, Hannah Alligood

  • Directed by:

    Jake Schreier

  • Running time:

    109 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Gun shots. A boy shoves another into locker rows. Window broken to force entry into a derelict building. An animal is almost hit by a car; car spinout. Vandalism, truancy, break-and-entre, lying. Blood/gore: Dead body (suicide; gunshot) found by children. Cut on eyebrow. Urinating blood, kidney infection mentioned.


    A young couple has sex (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, hugging, hand holding. Nude males (rear view). Shirtless male, girl in bra, revealing clothing, men in underwear. Sex, masturbation discussed. Sexual-themed banter/innuendo. Cheating mentioned. Strip club seen in background.


    Alcohol (beer). Teen drinking, binge drinking. Cigar-smoking mentioned. Betting.


    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Terms for genitals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations. Confederate flag t-shirt.


    Teenagers, friends, childish pranks, running away, sneaking out, road trips, growing up, first crushes, the girl next door, bonding, revenge, mystery, infidelity.


    Cheating boyfriend. Divorce mentioned. Cow, dead fish. Urination. Based on the novel by John Green.


    Moving, melancholy, affecting, likeable, big-hearted, bittersweet, modest. Intriguing tale, flawed/vulnerable characters, charming character moments, funny/unforced rapport among cast, faithful adaptation to the book, offers an interesting perspective on adolescence.


    Contrived, familiar, clichés. Pedestrian story, some one-dimensional performances, abrasive score, unexciting selection of songs.

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