Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

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Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her family. Moretz’s character awakens at the scene of the accident – or at least she thinks she does – and soon realizes that, in reality, she has entered into a coma. The doctors do their best to save her, but ultimately she must make a choice: Fight to survive and live a life completely alone, or let go and embrace death and follow the rest of her family into the beyond. You can view the film’s first trailer below:

The setup for If I Stay is fairly straightforward, which makes the sly way the plot is presented in the trailer all the more exciting. I was almost moved to tears by the two minute mark, and I can promise you right now a full flood will likely fall from my eyes when the full feature is released on August 22.

Official synopsis:

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. “If I Stay” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    A little bit of a modern Ghost… It kind of looks good.