Review – The Fault in Our Stars

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Overview

Synopsis Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (IMDB)

Length 2 hours, 6 minutes

Release Date 6 June, 2014

 

Rating PG-13

Distribution Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox

Directing Josh Boone

Writing Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber. Based on the book by John Green.

Composition Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott

Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

The Fault in Our Stars is an emotional roller coaster that only goes up.

Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) is a 16 year old cancer patient who believes she is nothing but a grenade waiting to blow up, and she doesn’t want to hurt the ones around her. Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), on the other hand, is a funny, outgoing guy who doesn’t let his cancer get in his way.

This movie is based off the book by author John Green. I highly recommend you read the book before you watch the movie. Many people don’t like doing this because they feel the movie will not do the book justice. This is definitely not the case for The Fault in Our Stars.

The Fault in Our Stars makes you laugh at the beginning, but by the end you won’t be able to stop the tears from flowing. It shows how nothing can come between love and friendship.

Now this movie does have a little bit of vulgar language, as well as one scene where the two main characters get intimate, so it’s not a film to take the kids to. But if you want a great date night movie, this is it.

This movie is rated PG-13.

Positives

+ Sticks to the book perfectly
+ Amazing acting
+ Perfect date-night film

Negatives

- Some vulgar language
- One intimate scene

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a great tear-jerker, you've found it.

 

9.8

Andrea Warner

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