"The Fault In Our Stars" (2014)
Rating: PG-13 Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Josh Boone
Written By: Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter
Released: June 6th, 2014
Runtime: 125 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives.
This is a very good film. One of the better tear-jerkers out there. It has its funny moments and I has its sad moments. The characters are engaging and feel real. The film isn't over-sentimentalized which it so easily could have been given the subject matter.
I don’t remember which I came across first, the book or the movie, but either way both are as good as the other. Well…okay, the book is better but that’s only natural, right? As adaptations go, this film did a very good job I felt. All the characters were brought to life by a great cast perfectly.
If you enjoy these kind of films, this is one not to be missed.