REVIEW | The Fault in Our Stars

by Lucy Butler

(Directed by Josh Boone, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort)

The book to film adaptation, long awaited by teenage girls everywhere, is finally here. The romance, based on the best-selling novel by John Green, tells the story of a teenage girl, Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), who is diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer.

Hazel is forced, by her parents, to go to a support group with other young cancer patients where she falls in love with charming and handsome, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).

The Fault in Our Stars follows Grace and Augustus’ love story, structured and told beautifully by director Josh Boone. The drama of two teenagers with cancer, in love makes for quite a tear jerker. The humor is witty and with that, still manages to seamlessly include a little teenaged awkwardness.

The film separates itself from the novel with little changes that you hardly even notice. The leading cast’s performance is raw and well executed. They play normal teenagers going through a rough situation.

Even though my experience was near ruined by girls screaming at the fetching male lead, the film was very enjoyable. Warm and fuzzy. The performances, the humor and the endearing love makes this the perfect date movie. 

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