I have to admit I’m not exactly the main fan base for John Green books or movies. The novelist, made most famous for his book, and then film, ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘, has helped shape our future generation with stories about teenagers that resonate, and his movies will likely one day reach John Hughes-esque cult status for those exact people. Today, his newest, bestselling book to movie adaptation, Paper Towns is released on Blu Ray and DVD, and comes complete with tons of extras, like deleted scenes, and exclusive features, and commentary. To celebrate its arrival, Fox Home Entertainment invited me and a few, fellow movie buff bloggers on a real life road trip with some of the stars of the movie.
We spent the very meta like day escaping NYC for greener pastures, watching reality copy art, and vice versa. Unlike like the road trip taken by our protagonist and his friends to find the supposed girl of his dreams, our trip didn’t include unrequited love. But it did include a similar destination. The real, fake, town of Agloe, New York; now famous, and forever memoralized on film. The town of Agloe; not so much a town as a piece of gorgeous fall foliage near Roscoe, New York, wound up being the perfect setting for a picnic, complete with fresh air and open road. It’s a funny thing that happens when you leave the island of Manhattan. You realize that busy bubble you move about in, mostly without stopping, is actually quite nice to take a break from. An open road, far away from the bustle of the busy streets of NYC.
FHE provided us with all the snacking essentials for a successful road trip, complete with a copy of the book, and a cheeky bag of Lucky Charms.
Sheets of book pages strewn together covered our transportation
The duo, who posed under the actual Agloe, NY sign made their mark on the metaphorical town, and chatted with us about everything from filming, to funny moments, and favorite movies.
Spending the afternoon with Justice Smith and Jaz Sinclair , (Radar and Angela in the big screen version) was like being inside a scene in the movie, and Sinclair’s smile became infectious, even to this cynical, New Yorker. Our road trip was shorter than the one taken by the friends in the movie, and didn’t necessarily include a memorable convenient store run, or a big dance scene. It did however include somewhat of an ephiphany similar to Quentin’s in the movie. Sometimes you have to get lost to get found. In this case, it was only a short journey to upstate NY, but a road trip isn’t necessarily measured by distance, but by the memories you create. Create your own when you buy or rent Paper Towns, out now.
For a limited time, you can get this Paper Towns Blu Ray fan pack!
Packaging includes #mypapernote shareable sticky notes with quotes from the movie, and a US map. Some of the special features include deleted scenes, and Q&A’s with Green and cast Members Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff that show off the funny, light hearted friendships cleary formed behind the scenes. Green seems pretty excited to be there, and it’s hard not to be charmed.
Head to Fox Home Entertainment to learn more and buy the film. $25.99.Click on pic to buy at Fox Connect
And one more thing ~ To celebrate todays release, show your love for the movie by recording your own Paper Towns Dubsmash. Use hashtag #papertowns and you could be featured on the movie’s instagram page!!Submit your Paper Towns dubsmash using #PaperTowns for a chance to be regrammed to our official Instagram channel! One lucky dubsmasher will even receive a message from @MeghanwMcCarthy!
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