‘Paper Towns’ hits the right John Hughes-inspired notes (Our grade: B)

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows longtime neighbors, Cara Delevingne, left, as Margo, and Nat Wolff as Quentin in a scene from the film, "Paper Towns."  (Michael Tackett/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows longtime neighbors, Cara Delevingne, left, as Margo, and Nat Wolff as Quentin in a scene from the film, “Paper Towns.” (Michael Tackett/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Katie Walsh – Tribune News Service

There’s something 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.

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