If I Stay is a 2014 American teen romantic drama film directed by R. J. Cutler.
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach, Aisha Hinds, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Jakob Davies, Aliyah O'Brien and others.
MGM on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 released the trailer:
If I Stay - Official Trailer 2.
Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her family are getting ready to go on with their normal day activities when it is announced on the radio that school has been canceled. Mia's father, Denny (Joshua Leonard), is a teacher and as a result of the snow day does not have to go to work. Mia's mother, Kat (Mireille Enos), a travel agent, decides to call in sick and along with her family and Mia's brother Teddy (Jakob Davies) so they can get on the road to visit Mia's grandparents, who live on a farm. It is also revealed that Mia is dating an older, popular up-and-coming rockstar named Adam Wilde (Jamie Blackley).
The story flashes back to Mia's early life with a rockstar father and an inexperienced mother, when one day they take Mia to a music class where Mia decides that she wants to start playing the cello. After her parents see that Mia is passionate about the cello, they hire a teacher to help her play. Kat is shown pregnant with Teddy, whom Mia thinks is the reason for her father's departure from his band.
Years later, an adolescent Mia is still passionate about the cello and is playing at school in the band room where Adam peeks in on her playing, seeing her for the first time, leading him to ask Kim, Mia's best friend, about her. Adam then asks Mia out on a date to a cello recital, where they kiss.
The story flashes back to current time with the family driving to the grandparents' farm when their car collides with an oncoming truck. Mia appears to have an out-of-body experience where she finds herself barefoot and sees her body lying on the road while paramedics are trying to help her and her family. Mia tries to ask a paramedic what is happening, but realizes that no one can see or hear her. Mia, now in the hospital, panics as she does not know the current status of any of her family members when they take her in for surgery. A sympathetic nurse, Nurse Ramirez (Aisha Hinds), tells Mia - her physical body, not Mia's spirit, which apparently she cannot see either - that it is up to her whether or not she wants to stay.
Here is the full cast and characters of If I Stay.
The film If I Stay was scheduled to be released on August 18, 2014 (New York premiere), on August 22, 2014 (United States), on September 11, 2014 (Hungary) and on September 18, 2014 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Fórum Hungary, Filmcompagniet, Warner Bros. F.E., Westec Media Limited, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Film1, HBO Max, MGM Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Net5 and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 106 minutes. With a budget of $11 million, the film grossed over $78.9 million.
The film If I Stay is rated with "PG-13" rating.
If I Stay got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about If I Stay you can get at:
Official website: ifistaymovie.com
IMDB: If I Stay
Wikipedia: If I Stay (film)