by Jessica Runnels
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The Fault In Our Stars has been my favorite book for a couple years now so I had high expectations for the movie. I knew that John Green had been telling his fans for about a year now how great the movie is, but I still did not have complete faith it would be amazing as the book. But then, I saw the movie, and it was the most incredible movie I have ever seen. It was exactly like the book, minus a couple of parts that were not super important to the story at all. The casting was perfect, the directing was perfect, the set was perfect, everything was perfect.
For those who have not read the book or read my review of the book I will give a brief summary of the plot. A girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs making her have to be connected to an oxygen tank at all times. Her parents are insistent that she attend a support group for young people with cancer or who have survived cancer. She finally concedes and goes to a meeting where she meets Augustus Waters. Their romance begins and has many twists and turns throughout the story. That’s all I’m giving you guys; not going to spoil anything for those who haven’t read the book.
Shailene Woodley, star of the Divergent movie series, plays Hazel. She was incredible. I already knew she was a great actress after seeing Divergent but I had no idea how brilliant she was until seeing The Fault In Our Stars. She is exactly how I imagined Hazel and she captures Hazel’s personality perfectly. Ansel Elgort, Caleb in the Divergent movie series, plays Augustus Waters. I had never really seen him in anything besides his small role in Divergent so I had no idea of his acting capabilities. He was the shining star in this movie. He made me cry several times. He was exactly like everyone imagined Augustus to be while reading the book. He even did Augustus’s signature adorable, crooked smile perfectly. There is one scene in the movie, which is one of the most heartbreaking parts of the novel, where Ansel’s acting had me crying so hard I couldn’t see. He was perfection and I could go on and on about how brilliant of an actor this guy is.
I’ve been hearing many people say that The Fault In Our Stars is a chick-flick and they are greatly mistaken. It is a powerful, emotional, brilliant story that anyone will love and remember for a long time. John Green has a lot of fans and many of them are guys. So don’t let yourself skip out on this movie because you think it is only for girls.
I recommend that you read the book first because it is amazing but if you are not a reader, then just go see the movie and see for yourself how amazing this story is.
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