Senior pupil Mia never was a school star and it it and it was not necessary. Everything in what the girl for harmony finding needed the world, is its music and its violoncello. Mia diligently prepares for receipt in prestigious musical school, and the love is not included into its plans, but at destiny the outlooks on life. Mia meets Adam, the young leader of not too succeeding rock group, and endures the first romantic take-off and falling. Safely proceeding days are crossed out by casual accident as a result of which Mia’s body remains in a coma, and the soul rises before a difficult choice: to remain among live or forever to release all ups and downs.
In spite of the fact that Chloe Morets was trained some months in game on the tool, episodes with its performances acted in film with use of the professional violoncellist by which the computer then the face of the actress "was sewn"
It seems, this is John Lennon told once: «Life is that occurs to you while you briskly make the plans». The youth drama «If I will remain» it is quite possible to describe more exhaustively this simple phrase. We build forecasts, we plan the life, we build in the invented future study, work and even love, but the more detailed plans turn out in our head, the is more ridiculous to God or Destiny which easy movement can both to destroy life, and to give it new sense. To the heroine of the film, as well as her literary predecessor, it was necessary to endure both sharp turns. To look at it at least it is curious.
The director distributed to performers of the leading roles players with a set of the musical compositions characterizing them of characters through music. So actors got used to roles even out of a set
The love and Death came to Mia with a difference in two years, and both when the girl was ready to it least. The casual view of rehearsals of a school orchestra, and here for the invisible girl whom you will not make out almost behind her violoncello, already looks after the school superstar, the sexual rock musician who does not have a release from fans. Adam sincerely falls in love with the pure girl understanding music, just as it, let even preferring absolutely other style, it finds the half in it, in her family finds those close people whom it was deprived in the childhood. Young people are happy, everything is argued in their hands, life opens boundless possibilities, but the pleasure and prospects appear are fragile and fall splinters after the tragic failure sending Mia in a coma. And again the Destiny as if laughs, but already sad terrible laughter – even in the morning Mia waited the letter on receipt in prestigious music school, and now she seriously deliberates that, to live it or to die.
«If I remain» – ideal cinema for young spectators. Even it is more than ideal. Director of River of J. Katler creates the gingerbread dream world, a doll lodge which all girls played in the pink childhood. In this world the handsome rocker falls in love with school "ugly duckling", the artful competitor instantly appears the best friend, world ancestors will organize to the daughter and the son the childhood on envy to all other children and in this world even the death looks any sugar sugar candy, nurses whisper tender words in an ear dying, doctors without cease darn victims, and all visitors who have come to hospital are filled in with touching speeches. The reality, of course, much more prosy, but, devil take it, sometimes in such artificial world as if sealed in a toy sphere, it would be desirable to plunge, laugh over the family causticities which are released by parents of Mia to each other to visit a concert of group of the boy friend of the girl, together with it to go on the main thing to lives listening. All this is made very beautifully, it is possible to dream of such life and love only.
Therefore looks the main character a little tense a dilemma who has felt into a coma, – to remain or die. Each episode of her memoirs founders of the film simply shout: «The girl, at you ideal life, an ideal family, ideal love – of what here to think?» – but Mia to the ending remains at the crossroads. Interestingly, as the author of the book Gale Forman, and Sean Kross’s screenwriter avoid any hints on God – heroes are not inclined neither to thank the highest forces for a foresight, nor to complain during the moments of losses. Nevertheless the picture ennobles, feeds hope, a little fondly, but gives positive emotions, draft to live.
Mia’s ideal world, that in which it is difficult to trust but of which it is easy to dream, is built by remarkable actors: it is joyful that Chloe Morets tests in the most different genres, it would not be desirable, that she became Ubivashka’s "hostage"; if you looked through Jamie Blekli in «The Snow White and the hunter» or did not watch series "Borgia", «If I remain» – an excellent occasion to note on the future of this young actor; the magnificent Mireille Inos who has played the complete antithesis of the heroine in "Murder", been after disappearance in «The witch from Blair» Joshua Leonard and delightful Stacey Kich on which share the most emotional scene of the film dropped out, form the fantastic second plan, again that ideal world, the conceived Forman and Katler.