New 'Paper Towns' Trailer Is Here to Teach Us the Importance of Recklessness
By Zach Seemayer
20th Century Fox
"You have to get lost before you find yourself."
Spoken in the same hushed, whispered tones as most of the dialogue in the trailer, it's this simple idiom that could best sum up Paper Towns, a coming-of-age story about a young, boring teenage boy who's brought out of his shell by a wild, manic pixie dream girl.
Despite the film's frequently visited tropes, this fast-paced second trailer for the young adult romantic dramedy hits a lot of great notes, playing up the movie's comedy, the characters' chemistry, and how insanely gorgeous Cara Delevingne is.
The film, adapted from a novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, tells the story of Quentin "Q" Jacobsen (Nat Wolff), a milquetoast straight-A student whose life is injected with a much-needed shot of fun, rambunctious adrenaline by the mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman (Delevingne).
Breaking into his bedroom window one night like a psychotic Peter Pan, Margo takes Quentin on a series of mildly dangerous midnight adventures, only to disappear in the morning, leaving behind hidden clues to her whereabouts.
While Margo's family, and the police, search for the missing teen, Quentin employs the help of his goofy friends and they go on a cross-country road-trip like a rom-com version of The Da Vinci Code, discovering things about themselves that they never would have realized.
For fans of Wolff, Delevingne and John Green books, or any combination of the three, this might be the perfect summer flick.