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Movie review: 'Paper Towns' hits all the right John Hughes-inspired notes

There's something incredibly satisfying about a well-executed high school film that hits all the right John Hughes-inspired sweet spots. "Paper Towns," adapted from a novel by "The Fault in Our Stars" writer John Green, does just that, with a twist. Concerned with the miracles, myths and mysteries that come with the end of high school, the film self-consciously engages with genre tropes, while also updating and evolving the formula, this time by inserting mystery into its central storyline. Much of the creative team from smash hit "The Fault in Our Stars" is transplanted to "Paper Towns," including screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H....

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