August 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Chloe Grace Moretz’s performance rescues ‘If I Stay’

Like all successful young-adult novels brought to screen, “If I Stay,” based on the 2009 teen tearjerker by Gayle Forman, brings with it a ready-made audience. All the filmmakers need do is cast the most appealing couple they can find and stay faithful to the story, and the kids should be happy.

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