The Fault in Our Stars

by missizziemcguinness

I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly then all at once.

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Based on the book : (https://ibirch99.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/the-fault-in-our-stars-by-john-green) by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars is about two teenagers named Hazel Grace Lancaster  (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) who meet at a cancer group  (of which Waters’ one/ blind friend Issac also attended) and fall in love through their Hazel’s oxygen tank and Gus’s prosthetic leg.

I have been to the cinema maybe twice in the last two weeks or so, but The Fault in Our Stars stood out for me. Augustus was a lovable cocky guy, but in some ways a hero for any teenage fan girl’s imagination, whilst Hazel Grace was a believable charecter as the emotions did not stay behind the charecter but reached out to the audience, as there was a part when my sister and I could not stop crying towards the end, but at the same time there were alot of funny moments as well. I only realized afterwords that Willem Dafoe portrayed Peter Van Houten, the drunken, slighting disappointingly behaved author of Hazel’s favourite book An Imperial Affliction. 

Both the director and John Green know how to make people cry, and they certainly did a good job with it at the most unexpected times. Although this movie had been ruined by the spoilers on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook and was guessing what will happen next from the spoilers, there was nothing much to complain about involving the film because it was basically as faithful to the book as it could be, including the colours black, white and aqua blue in the credits.

If you want to watch it, have tissues handy.

5/5

 

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