Friday, June 5, 2015

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Director: Josh Boone
Writers: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (based on the book by John Green)
Stars: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort
Publication Date: October 6, 2014

Two teens, both who have different cancer conditions, fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

I thought the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars was really well done. It was relatively faithful to the book, which is always important to me. Of course, they couldn't include every little thing, but they got the important bits.

I think Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort did a great job portraying their characters. It only took me a few minutes to warm up to them as Hazel and Gus and I enjoyed both of them in the film. I did find Hazel became a bit more snarky in the beginning of the film than in the book, but it was not an issue.

I did cry a bit in the film, but definitely cried harder in the book. I felt like Hazel's pain came through more strongly in the book than the film, but I now others I talked to found the film more emotional, so who knows.

Well, film reviews are hard! Here's few more random thoughs. Peter Van Houghton was definitely fat in my imagination. The woman who played Lidewij (Lotte Verbeek) was flipping gorgeous. And did anyone else find it kind of awkward when they realized Shailene and Ansel played brother and sister in Divergent?


  1. I really liked this as well, in fact, I would say I actually liked it just as much as I liked the book, which rarely happens for me.

  2. Yeah, pretty awkward with Shailene and Ansel although it didn't really come through that way in this movie. I loved the film and it made me cry as well!

  3. I didn't recognize that Ansel was in Divergent until later :P For me, I thought different scenes became emotional. In the book, I lost it more when Hazel did, but in the film, I think seeing Augustus hurt was much tougher. In any case, I thought the movie was really well done and I'm so happy about that.

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex