Chloe Grace Moretz leads the trailer for 'If I Stay,' which brings the best selling novel by Gayle Foreman to the big screen. Moretz plays Mia, who suffers a car accident that leaves her straddled between this word and the next.
This teen-weepie seems like the better/nicer version of 'The Lovely Bones,' which also had a teenage character looking at the world as a ghostly presence, though in that case she watched the suffering of her still-living family, while here Moretz is essentially orphaned when a car accident claims the life of her parents and younger brother and leaves her in a coma. She's also got a love interest in Adam (Jamie Blackley), who may be the best reason to return back to life. The film also stars Mireille Enos.
Here's the film's synopsis:
Based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name. "If I Stay" is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.
'If I Stay' hits theaters August 22.