It’s the last weeks of senior year of high school, and one night Margo climbs Quentin’s window, as she used to when they were kids. She’s asking for his help to accomplish her personal vendetta, promising “the best night of his life.” While Margo gets her revenge, Quentin definitely lives the craziest night of his life. The end of their tour reveals a side that Margo was hidding: she’s tired of everything surrounding her, and completely lost. It seems like she’s just playing with Quentin, but it’s more like she’s trying to teach him that life can, and should be enjoyed.
The movie is absolutely cliché, and starts off quite badly, but turns out to be pretty funny. In the end, it’s more a story of a group of friends enjoying their senior year -- and life -- for the first time, and finding themselves in comical situations, than a cheesy romance. One of the guys has his first sexual experience, another finally gets a prom date, Ansel Elgort (Gus in The Fault in Our Stars) is a dragon-tattooed gas station cashier, and everybody almost dies because of a cow in the middle of the road. So as they say, it’s really more about enjoying the journey than getting to the destination.