Friday, 6 June 2014

[Movie Review] The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Movie Title      : Fault in Our Stars
Directed by     : Josh Boone
Produced by    : Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen
Based on        : The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Distributed by : 20th Century Fox
My Rating       : 5 of 5


The Fault in Our Stars is a romantic, comedy, drama film took place in Pittsburgh and Amsterdam. The story revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) who meet each other when both attend a Cancer Kid Support Group. Both are attracted to each other from the very first time, and they start to hang out together as friends. They get to know each other, share interests, including the books that they read. Hazel reads Augustus’ favorite book, and so does Augustus – he reads Hazel’s favorite book, and he actually likes it, despite the ending. Both Augustus and Hazel are curious of what happens next to the characters in the book. After trying to contact the author, which finally results to something, they are invited to meet the author in person. Even though Hazel’s condition does not allow her to go abroad with airplane, they still go in the end. Their journey doesn’t end as they expected, but go through it together and they have fun along the way. The story turns tragic when a hidden secret is revealed, twisting the fun storyline into a tragedy.  
I watched this movie way before its release. I got another free movie prescreening, so I watched it with my friend on May 26th. It was great! The cinema was quite far and it was at night so there was a lot of struggle there but we really enjoyed the movie! It is a simple but sweet love story between Hazel and Augustus. Simple, because the plot is not full of surprises and twists. It is a common love story, like how they meet – accidentally bumping to each other, fall in love at first sight, getting to know each other, sharing interest, spending time together, etc. Somehow, I could predict what was going to happen. Audience would be aware of how the story might end. The scenes and settings are not that impressive as well. However, since the storytelling is flowing like a river, I just enjoyed the ride. The unique part is how both the guy and the girl are sick. The most common storyline for sad romantic story is that only one of them is sick, and the other takes care of him/her. But in this story, they both take care of each other, which is sweet. Some of the conflicts are predictable, but some others are unexpected – like how their journey ends up. The talented casts play their roles very well. They make their characters feel real – make the audience can feel what they feel. It is a touching and meaningful story. I was not only  entertained and touched, but also learn many lessons from it. My friend and I both cried because of such a touching story! Recommended!

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