Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support ...more
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. less
“Fault in Our Stars is the teenage romance you've been waiting for. Its witty writing and fabulous performances make it a must watch. Don't forget to carry a box full of tissues! ”
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The story is pretty much known to all the young hearts. A sad love story with a bitter ending is a perfect ‘Titanic’ like sinking. So, what have we got here? A grand performer in Shailene Woodley and a charming fellow in Ansel Elgort.
The screen adaptation by Scott Neustadter – Michael H. Weber, writers of (500) Days of Summer, is a notebook description of pain. Romance between two people who know they are going to die anytime is rightly played with medical terms and background score. A similar gloominess can be seen in Mani Ratnam’s Geethanjali starring Nagarjuna Akkineni and Girija Shettar. While Geethanjali’s romance was a success, The Fault in Our Stars’s romance too is a success if you don’t count Augustus Waters’s life.
Trying to inspire the living through the lives of patients suffering from ‘today there, tomorrow where’ is a total tearjerker. End credits have started to kick in, still audiences are seated, wiping away their tears and texting their online friends. This is a story to be hugged… The eulogy Ansel Elgort wishes to listen to when he is alive by Shailene Woodley is a satire about suffering, that any amount of love is an infinity in itself, nothing can shake that belief out of the bottle. But those speeches could have been reworked as they seem too pressed for attention.
If Spike Jonze’s Her is a lonely tale about the need of love and the loss of it, The Fault in Our Stars is a tale of a boy and a girl in love who get as far as touching the ceiling but end up inches short with all their dreams crumbling down like a pack of cards. The cards are picked up by Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) after his death but how is she going to arrange them now?
Isaac’s (Nat Wolff) casual comical lines knock on the door telling us that they are normal as much as everybody else is. No pity, please.
Pain is not a temporary allergy, it is a permanent remedy, but to live with that is how real love wins. Memories brown with age yet they smell better as we grow older. This is a fact that needs acceptance. Shailene Woodley accepts the fact. I walk out of the screening, of course, with little tear drops at the corners of my eyes.