Tough decisions like school, career and even love suddenly aren't important to Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz), after a car accident leaves her caught between life and death. Able to see her friends and family, even though they don't know she's there, the young woman is only worried about one choice now -- should she stay or go?
Why Is If I Stay Rated PG-13?
If I Stay is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in If I Stay...
Violence: Characters are killed in a car crash. Some blood and injuries are portrayed. Doctors have blood on their hands during a medical operation. A girl screams and lashes out after she learns of the death of a loved one.
Sexual Content: A teen couple kisses frequently. A girl asks that they go slow and later admits she has not had sex before. The couple is seen undressing one another and tight shots show some brief depictions of bare shoulders while making love. The couple is shown in bed together after having sex on another occasion. A woman asks a man to autograph her partially exposed breast. Some brief innuendo is included as well.
Language: The script contains numerous uses of scatological slang, course language, mild and moderate profanities, terms of Deity and some vulgar expressions and slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters make references to illegal drugs. Underage teen characters drink on several occasions including in a bar, at a home party and in social settings. Adults also drink. A man is shown with a pipe in his mouth.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of If I Stay...Home Video Notes: If I Stay
Release Date: 18 November 2014
If I Stay releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Combo or DVD) with the following extras:
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features
-“I Never Wanted To Go” Music Montage
-Beyond The Page featuring interviews with the cast, crew and Author Gayle Forman (The Love of Music, Adapting IF I STAY and An Out of Body Experience)
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
-“Never Coming Down” Music Video
- Free download from the If I Stay Soundtrack of the song “Mind” courtesy of WaterTower Music
- Deleted Scenes Commentary by R.J. Cutler and Alison Greenspan (Bookstore and Hospital Chapel)
- Audio Commentary by R.J. Cutler and Alison Greenspan
- Music Commentary by R.J. Cutler (Who Needs You, Until We Get There, I Want What You Have, All of Me, Promise, Never Coming Down, Halo, I Will be There, Mind, Morning, I Never Wanted To Go, Karen Revisited, Today, Heart Like Yours, Heal (If I Stay Version), Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007: Prelude, Cello Concerto in a Minor, Op. 33, and Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, Op.)
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