Directed by Josh Boone. Staring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff.
Based on the #1 bestselling novel by John Green “The Fault in Our Stars”
Movie Description: Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Thoughts: I just came home from the theater after watching the movie adaption for the Fault in Our Stars and now am attempting to write this review. This was the one movie I was incredibly excited to see this year, not only because I loved the original book but because I was so happy for the author. It’s not everyday the book you write gets turned into a motion picture. Many people were scared that this film wouldn’t do the story justice, that it wasn’t going to be like the book. It wasn’t. It’s not suppose to be exact though.
I can say however that this adaption does stay very faithful to the novel. The acting presented by all the cast was spot on and beautifully done. I felt that even if you hadn’t read the book you could still enjoy what the movie had to offer. It wasn’t hard to fall in love with the characters all over again. I think that’s a good testament to the writers of the film, director, author, and cast that really cared about this project. You could tell that a lot of work was put into this film.
I don’t want to make this review super long because I’d be typing forever, but I did truly enjoy this movie. If you have a chance to see it, you absolutely should. At the end of the day this film captures the struggles of disease and disability, while also encapsulating the beauty of first love. This film managed to balance seriousness with humor, and I really appreciate that. The Fault in Our Stars is already a wonderful novel, but now it has a faithful adaption to accompany it. Can’t wait for the DVD Blue-ray Release.
Check out the movie trailer.