A tenuously supernatural love story, the film If I Stay (2014) lies to us about comatose people having the inner power to cheat death. Pretty deplorable.
Chloe Grace Moretz does a good job of creating a character: that of Mia, the cello-playing girl who becomes comatose. Miss Moretz is likable and, quite kinetic in this movie, her whole physical appearance is a charmer. Jamie Blackley enacts her lover—a hip nobody.
Like so many other flicks about teenage love, If I Stay makes a big deal of the fact that the guy is experienced and the girl inexperienced. By now this has become mildly sexist.