Overall Rank: 1333
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 78
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/16/2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Josh Boone
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek
Plot: Hazel and Gus are two teens who share a lot in common, especially their unconventional outlook on life - and it brings them together - even if their other constant companions happen to be on oxygen tank and a prosthetic leg and their first meeting was in a cancer support group. -- Chris Kavan
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/17/2014
If it weren't for the girl playing Hazel (Shailene Woodley) this would have been dull. A cross between Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder in looks and talent saw authentic. The method of storytelling and certain prolonged scenes made the movie suffer. Screenplay was good with lines such as: "That's a thing about pain. It demands to be felt." "Pain demands to be felt." and "Dude, I'm not deaf, I'm just blind, so I can hear when you make fun of my disability." Poor direction, believable acting and impressive screenplay. A picture about disability, acceptance, parenthood and love.
Camper - wrote on 06/26/2014
For a story that was trying not to be cliché, it was pretty damn cliché.
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Matt - wrote on 08/18/2015
I'm not much of a reader, so I haven't read the book. But I do like these type of stories, so I thought I'd give this movie a watch. I heard it was a good young-adult tear-jerker, so I watched it on a long flight with optimism. Thankfully, it managed to exceed my expectations.
The Fault in Our stars is a great movie. The biggest reason that this movie works is that it feels real. The characters act and talk like real teenagers and they're not card stock movie cliches. There's Augustus, who is the brash, outgoing, lively risk taker, and that could have led to the movie making him like every other lively risk taker we've seen in movies. But they develop him well and make him his own character. They keep his personality subtle, which is really effective to bring him to life.
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 06/10/2014
The Fault in Our Stars is unique among YA hit films in that it deals with more grounded, real-world situations instead of fantasy Sci-Fi scenarios; and I think that’s great. Unfortunately though, the movie takes its solid premise and doesn’t explore it enough to justify its existence. It also contains a lot of oddly pretentious corniness that keeps it from registering on a fully emotional level.
The movies is touted as a tear jerker, and while it's certainly very sad, it constantly pulls you out of the story with actions, lines and events that don’t feel like they would happen in the real world. The movie can’t seem to decide weather it’s a serious story that explores the short lives of young cancer patients or a silly romance that panders to its young female audience.
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