Movie Review – The Fault in our Stars

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The Fault In Our Stars movie was absolutely amazing. It may have been the most heartbreaking movie I have ever seen but that didn’t make me love it less than I thought I would, in fact, I think it made me love it more. The movie was such a close adaptation from the best selling book that it was bound to be a hit amongst everyone. Even though the book was a great read, I was a bit dubious over how well it would work as a movie. I was worried over nothing though since the movie was perfect.

I don’t think I could have asked for anything else for the film. The acting was superb. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort did such a fantastic job at bringing Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters to life. All throughout the movie, I couldn’t fault the acting once. As well as Shailene and Ansel, the entire cast brought the book to life so spectacularly. Whoever did the casting of the film was so in touch with the characters and their personalities, just like the author John Green.

My favourite part of the entire movie was the ending. My least favourite part of the movie was the ending. This was the saddest yet perfect ending I have ever watched. It was so beautiful and true to the book. I don’t think I have ever cried so much, like ever. I think that this movie is appropriate for most people. I would avoid taking young kids though because the cancer is very realistic and full on all throughout the movie.

If you are looking for a good cry then this is most definitely a movie for you to see. I would suggest that if you are planning to read the book, that you do so before you see the movie because it is so close to the book that it would spoil it for you. The movie is going to be a massive hit so I would suggest seeing it. I’ve already seen it twice and I’m seeing it again soon and I don’t think I will ever tire of it.

💕ash

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The fault in our starts by John Green was an emotionally exhausting movie. It pulled at my heart strings from the opening scene, making me fall in love with the characters, joining in their emotional journey. It is one of those movies where you leave feeling drained, maybe a little flat but very thankful for everything you have in your life.

16-year-old Hazel and 18-year-old Augustus meet in a cancer support group. At the time of their meeting, Hazel’s cancer is active while Augustus is in remission. They form a friendship which quickly turns into a beautiful first time love affair, sharing in their quirky sense of humour, especially about the cancer cards they have been dealt. The story has them travel to Amsterdam and this is where their unforgettable love is concreted and damaged at the same time.

When I read the book, I cried from a 16 yr old perspective who was dying from cancer. Already an emotional topic. However, the movie enable me to feel the mother’s perspective in such an over powering way. While I cried for Hazel and Augustus, I also cried for their parents, which basically meant I cried throughout the movie, leaving the cinema without a tissue left in the packet.

As sad as this movie is, the story line in divine and the characters feel like a part of the family. I have never been to a movie where people were sobbing, not just crying, but sobbing (including Ashlea and her gorgeous girlfriend Tilly). Definitely worth seeing as long as you are ready to cry and to leave the cinema emotionally wreck.

cheers natalie

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  1. […] but I just couldn’t love it. I shed a little tear every now and then (nothing at all like The fault in our stars ) but I struggled with the emotional attachment. I also struggled with connecting with the […]

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