The Fault In Our Stars – The Movie

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I waited patiently after the movie was released to go with my bestie Cathleen to go see it. I was both excited and nervous as there have been many books made into movies that I have been disappointed at.

For example…….

  • Beautiful creatures (awful)
  • Dear John (hot Channing Tatum but cheesy)
  • The Host (boring)
  • Vampire Academy (seriously that was acting?)

But there have been a few that have surprised and delighted me such as…..

  • The Time Travellers wife (moving)
  • The Lovely Bones (Beautifully tragic)
  • City of Bones (Lily Collins was awesome)
  • The Notebook (sniff sniff)
  • Atonement (beautiful)

And there are probably more on both list that i haven’t thought of!

My friend hadn’t read the book yet so I really wanted the film to be good so that it did the book justice!
And God it did!!!

I loved the movie. Loved loved loved it.
The title is inspired from Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

The Fault in Our Stars has received highly positive reviews from critics. The New York Times’ review of the book called it “a blend of melancholy, sweet, philosophical and funny” and said that it “stays the course of tragic realism”, while noting that the book’s unpleasant plot details “do nothing to diminish the romance; in Green’s hands, they only make it more moving.”

The narrative and the script was from the book itself and there were some things left out i.e. Hazels best friend Kaitlyn was left out the movie and so was Gus’s sisters and nephews and nieces. Of course there will be things that you can’t fit into a movie and some movies make the mistake of trying to squeeze everything in, but every scene in TFIOS was just like it was in the book.

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I cried continuously from chapter 20 to the end. My other friend Katherine is currently on chapter 17 and her cheeks are wet (she just texted me). So when I went to see the film I cried at the parts I cried at in the book as I knew what was coming up!

If you haven’t seen the film yet-read the book first-just makes you fall in love the characters all over again. Also go with a friend, or sister or mother as they won’t make fun of your mascara running. And don’t go on a Friday night at 7.30 as it’s very likely to be full of younger girls who giggle a lot. So go during the day when the cinema is empty and there is a choice of seats and your sniffling won’t be judged 🙂

Check out my other post….
https://joannejohnston.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/the-fault-in-our-stars-laugh-cry-think/

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