If I Stay is one of those movies that could either be fascinating or utterly dreadful, as it’s got a premise that has a lot of promise but needs careful handling.
We won’t know whether it works or not until its release later this year – it’s due out in August in the US but no UK date is currently set. However we can get a taste with a trailer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘On a day that started like any other, Mia (Chloe Moretz) had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her.
‘Caught between life and death, Mia spends one critical day contemplating a future that is now more unknowable than ever. Is love enough to keep her here? Tragic but ultimately hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and uplifting story about music, life and love.’