Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Movie review - The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) / drama, romance

Directed by Josh Boone
Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Based on The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia
Trailer: click.

Beautifully sad must see!

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is an intelligent, sarcastic teenager coping with terminal thyroid cancer that has metastasized to her lungs. Believing her to be depressed, Hazel's mother urges her to attend a cancer patients' support group at a local church to make friends. During a support meeting, Hazel meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a teen who had suffered from osteosarcoma which caused him to lose his leg. The two bond immediately after the meeting and Augustus invites Hazel to his house where the two bond over their similar interests and views on cancer.

You get hooked straight away in this teen love story. So beautiful, funny yet heartbreaking. The writing and directing are brilliantly executed, very moving, romantic and entertaining but the film is also predictable crowd-pleaser. Chemistry between Shailene and Ansel is great and their performances are astonishing. Kudos to both of them! Movie gets you to think and appreciate health and love even more. If you're a sucker for a good love story like me or you just want to see an excellent film, you should totaly watch it! 4/5

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