If I Stay

Synopsis: Mia Hall 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. 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.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Director(s): R.J. Cutler
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

A! the age of 26, Ludwig

van Beethoven went deaf,

ending his career as a

successful concert pianist.

But determined nol to let a

little thing like his hearing

end his music career,

my pal Ludwig

became a composer.

Turned out

the new gig suited him.

Ifs like mat old saying,

Life is what happens when

you're busy making other plans."

Take my dad.

When my lime brother,

Teddy, was born,

he quit his band

to get a real job.

But then he fell in love

with teaching.

Now he spends

his days in the mosh pit

that is high school

English class.

Or my mom, a riot gm

who found her calling

as a part-time travel agent

and a full-time supermom.

These days, she only moshes with Teddy.

Scuoch over, dude.

MUN. And then there's me.

I thought! knew

where I was going;.

I thought 1 had I!

all mapped out.

Turns out, I had no idea.

Your coffee, maestro.

Thank you. TEDDY: Me too. I want some!

No way, dude.

You don't give crack to

somebody who's already on speed.

Don't worry,

we switched him to decaf.

Whoa. As long as you don't

switch me. KAT:
No, baby,

that would be child abuse.

Hey, did you see this?

I got a Google Alert

about it yesterday.

It's the most we've seen

of him in a few months.

I know.

Oh, my God, is he really

opening up for The Shins?

Yeah. When they play

in Portland tonight.

That's huge.

Yeah, I know.

It's kind of crazy.

Everything he's ever

wanteds actually coming true.

I know you guys haven't

been talking much lately.

Mom, I really don't want

to talk about it, okay?

I'm just saying that if you miss

each other it's okay to reach out.


Come on. If you guys

want a ride, we got to go.

Now Jet's update you

on the snowstorm and school closures.

Baby, turn that up.

Portland and

Clackamas counties

are now calling

for a snow day.

All schools in Portland and Clackamas

districts will be closed for the day.

Yes! Thai means

no school, kids.

Well, ain't that a b*tch?

School's out forever!

Did you really just

quote Alice Cooper?

My God, son,

have I taught you nothing?

Let's go make

a snow monster.

We can try. Ii looks like it's not

really sticking out there, though.

You guys are all

playing hooky without me?

t's not hooky

if it's a snow day.

So not fair.

Life isn't fair.

That is true.

But sometimes you got to,

like, noodge it a little.

It'd be bad to go to

work with this cough,

spreading my germs around.

You know how

when you meet someone

and they just already are the

person they're meant to be?

That was Adam.

Nobody outside Portland

had ever heard of his band.

But he already was somebody.

Everybody knew who he was.


Not so much.

What class was this?

Advanced Composition.

What's she doing?

She's more advanced.

Adam. What's up?

I think everyone left.

Let's get some lunch.

lam Starvin' Marvin.

Oh, and, um, by the way,

that Adam rocker dude was

totally checking you out.

Adam Wilde

saw me geeking out?

He saw you blissing out

and he was into it.


he isn't "into it," Kim.

Uh, yeah, he is, Mia.

He's way into you.

Do not take

his picture, Kim.

I'm not an amateur.

You're welcome.

Over the next

couple of weeks

I noticed Adam hanging around

while I was practicing my cello.

You're Mia.



I just wanted

to clear that up.

There were rumors.

I'm Adam.

Hana... Um...



Yo-Yo Ma much?


What's the deal

with that?

Is that, like, street

or something? Yo-Yo Mama?

It's Chinese.

And don't mock the master.

It's blasphemous.

I'm sorry, my bad.

Hey, I got some tickets

to see a cellist.


Yeah. You interested?

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Shauna Cross

Shauna Cross is an American screenwriter, novelist and former roller derby athlete. She skated for the Los Angeles Derby Dolls under the pseudonym "Maggie Mayhem", and subsequently wrote the 2007 novel Derby Girl, a fictionalized version of her experiences in the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls league. In 2009, she wrote a film adaption of the novel, Whip It, which was directed by Drew Barrymore and released in 2009. She was named one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2008. more…

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