GET LOST. GET FOUND.
Best friends and neighbors Quentin and Margo (Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne) drift apart in high school, but one late night she’s back in his bedroom telling him that she needs his help on an adventure. The writers who helped turn another John Green book into the hugely successful The Fault in Our Stars (2014) did a good job with this nostalgic teen mystery-romance. Older audiences will get a kick out of the obvious love for John Hughes movies that permeate this entertaining film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) in particular. But everyone who sees it will appreciate a winning young cast, the choice of music on the soundtrack, and how the filmmakers find a right way to connect with teenagers.
2015-U.S. 109 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey. Directed by Jake Schreier. Screenplay: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber. Novel: John Green. Cast: Nat Wolff (Quentin Jacobsen), Cara Delevingne (Margo Roth Spiegelman), Halston Sage (Lacey Pemberton), Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Jaz Sinclair. Cameo: Ansel Elgort.
Last word: “People tell me I’m just like Margo. But as a seventeen-year-old I was nothing like her, so mischievous, so sure of herself. But after playing Margo, I broke up with my boyfriend in a totally Margo way. I wrote him a letter and left. That wasn’t me, it was Margo.” (Delevingne, Vogue)