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I feel like I’ve just had my butt kicked emotionally by this movie. The Fault in Our Stars is the movie adaptation of the book by the same name. I loved the book and I’m glad to say that I loved the movie, as well. (If you want to know what I thought of the book, check out my review.)
First, the main characters (Hazel and Gus) were cast and acted extremely well. I was fully convinced that they were the real characters and that their story was true. There was such a wonderful spark and connection between them which really came through in the movie. It doesn’t take much to imagine that they really are in love.
I don’t want to completely ruin the story for somebody who hasn’t read/seen it before. In a nutshell, the story is about two teens who have cancer. They fall in love and learn how to deal with their circumstances. Their family and friends also learn how to deal with it all. That is the very vague explanation. I have left a lot of good bits out of my explanation–bits that you should find out about by reading the book or seeing the movie (or both).
This story explores the complexities of life, death, what makes a life worth living, friendship, love. It hits deep on several topics and imparts new insights and feelings in the viewer. This is one of those rare stories that helps you focus again on the important things in life.
A couple of my favorite parts of the movie are when Hazel and Gus are talking while Isaac is freaking out on Gus’ trophies in the background (hilarious!), and Gus’ letter to Hazel at the end. That letter was amazing and it perfectly wrapped up the story.
I highly recommend The Fault in Our Stars to both teens and adults alike. It is an amazing story about life, death and love, that will break your heart–in a good way.
- A mild sexual scene
- A bit of strong language
Rating: 5 Stars
Until next time…
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