none of her family survives. /SPOILER ALERT. The nurse tells her, it's up to her if she wants to live or not, she's just gotta fight for it. So she recalls everything going on in her life to evaluate whether she should pass on or keep fighting. Right before the accident, she was caught between wanting to pursue a musical education at Julliard and following her heart of course. Very inconvenient when the possible love of your life lives across the country amirite? If I Stay has its moments. It certainly poses some interesting ideas and questions to the viewer. But it was definitely too long, and for me... a little overly schmaltzy. Something was off too in the casting of the family in particular. Chloe Moretz did a fine job, but everyone around her was kinda hard to buy. Minus the girl (from Flipped) who played her best friend. The movie could have used a few less make out scenes, and more of the BFF. I give it a 6/10 on a generous day.
My biggest issue with the movie was the wardrobe crew for giving her a tiny skirt to wear in THE MIDDLE OF WINTER!