You have to see this film!
The fault in our stars (d/Josh Boone).
And then tell me Ansel Elgort isn’t absolutely dreamy as Angus Waters in the film. The two women who sat in the same row as me while watching the film, couldn’t seem to hush about the look of him.
What a dramatic love story the Fault In Our Stars is. And man was I balling my eyes out. Picture a mid-row seat, centered around a bunch of Ansel fans and readers of the book; stiff hair bun, pearl earrings, slow popcorn crunching, with eyes completely locked onto the screen. And that was pretty much the case for the entire audience, minus the hair and accessories.
Author, John Green is quite a mastermind to new-age readers. The book doesn’t have a filter of sugar coating, pretentious eloquence or wishy washy fairytale scenes. It’s a little raw with language use and I think that’s what made it such a page turner. But let me just say that Josh Boone‘s (cinematic) version is breathtaking. No spoiler alerts I promise. Except for the brief plot: Starring two cancer survivors, both in their teens, who fall inlove amid the drama and crazyness of their illnesses.
This type of film deserves top-notch ratings. Sure, there are some glitches; there’s some errors in geography, there’s the methodical loss of protagonist love, and some mismatched jargon, but if you’re not a stickler for the finer details, you won’t even notice it.
The film evokes several emotions from scene to scene. Boone has you crying one minute and then laughing like hell the next. It’s also a nice touch that you’re not coaxed into sympathizing with the protagonist, Hazel (Shailene Woodley) for having cancer; in fact there’s little room for escapism and you’re almost coached into thinking; “Hey, life is going to suck sometimes but you just have to role with the punches and get over it. “It’s possible to live with pain”, as Hazel’s mother tells her towards the end.
So touching. Bravo.
If you haven’t already seen the film, check out the link to the trailer below. Or better yet, read the book first. You can order the book now on kalahari.com.
Watch The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer, here.