Chloe Grace Moretz is starring in a drama titled “If I Stay” that is “dead as a doornail”. At least that is what the reviews say.
The romance drama “If I Stay” has arrived after so many science fiction works that had the atmosphere of film-land supersaturated. And while The Fault in Our Stars was quite popular, this drama has not exactly been a crowd puller.
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The drama is about a cello player who undergoes the harrowing experience of a life-or-death matter. But the script and plot aren’t very interesting and hardly inspire any engagement from the viewership.
The limp badinage, maudlin background tunes and weak vision of the whole thing reeks of a poor approach to come to the fore vis-a-vis the audience.
Cliches and formulas that are ancient history no longer work and it is here that this drama stumbles and falls. The sentimentality and wishy-washy nature of the film makes it a source of dissatisfaction.
Meanwhile, Moretz’s acting in the drama is a bit off the mark. She has a hard time playing the geeky sort. The long drawn out film feels like a never-ending story that almost gets on your nerves with the passage of time.
The characterization and the plot are just not very convincing. The whole film is based upon a single theme and there are no fresh avenues that are explored in its subtext.
It is petrified and displays a constipation and poverty of ideas. The plain and watery dialogue not to mention the saccharine events leave an insipid flavor in the mouth.
This movie is a dramatically dreary and soft-in-the-head screen play. Nothing is gained from it in the way of practical lessons.
If such words of the sort heard from a poet of the nature of Shelley find themselves in a drama that has no liveliness or zest in it, then what are the reviews to say in their turn?
The very edifice of the moving pictorial has no support system. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride that ends up with the machinery breaking down.
While some may cry a few tears during the performance, most of the people in the audience left the cinemas having gained nothing in the way of anything solid.