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'If I Stay' asks life-and-death questions, with love as a referee
'If I Stay' asks life-and-death questions, with love as a referee

"If I Stay," adapted from Gayle Forman's popular young adult novel, is a flat-out, all-in fantasy romance, an unashamed tear-jerker that is unafraid of glossy emotions. So it's no surprise that it comes to us clothed in the bleak garments of death. For in this day and age, when previous obstacles to movie passion like differences in wealth, status, religion or race are not as difficult to overcome as they've been in the past, only the threat of the end of days has enough heft to keep us involved. Though the nominal question at the heart of "If I Stay" is whether 17-year-old Mia, suspended between life and death after a horrific car accident, will choose...

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