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Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a
disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us -on an
unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given
that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Drama Romantic - This romance based on the best selling young adult novel is
ultimately a tearjerker, but there's actually quite a bit of humor as
well. Fans of star Shailene Woodley will have plenty to savor here,
with known older stars such as Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe having
supporting roles. Women, especially young ones, are the target
audience. There is some language and teen sensuality that will be of
concern to parents, and the dark subject matter of cancer can also be
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 6 S-words; 2 GD's; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Teen sensuality without nudity. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, including by teens. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, often darkly humorous.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 79 moviegoers:
These are FANTASTIC REVIEWS! It's obvious, from the many reviews, that "The Fault in Our Stars" is a teen female movie and they LOVED IT! Almost 80% gave it the highest review possible and virtually no one disliked it. All the other age/gender groups also rated it very high, although there weren't many reviews in those other groups. You certainly can't go wrong selecting to see "The Fault in Our Stars."
Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is sixteen years old. She alternately
loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents. Hazel has developed a
crush on a young man, Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who seems equally smitten with
her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their
health issues, as well as their love of books, including Hazel's touchstone, An
Imperial Affliction. She has tried many times to get in touch with the book's
reclusive author Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe), to no avail. When Gus manages
to reach Van Houten through the author's assistant, it results, astonishingly,
in an invitation to meet the writer in Amsterdam. Gus is determined to take
Hazel on a journey that will answer every question she has ever had about the
book that has meant so much to her.
But the answers she is looking for do not come from Peter Van Houten. They come
from living a great adventure that Hazel shares with someone she is not afraid
to love - who has given them both what she calls a "little infinity -a forever
within the numbered days."