The Fault in Our Stars Review

August Waters played Ansel Elgot  Hazel Grace Lannicaster played Shailene Woodley

August Waters played Ansel Elgot
Hazel Grace Lannicaster played Shailene Woodley

The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars was adapted from a book which has same title. The film is directed by Josh Boone (from Virginia Beach, Virginia).   Hazel Grace Lannicaster’s (Shailene Woodley) is the main protagonist. She struggles with her cancer and feels isolated from the world. She is not only an intelligent person that is attending college despite her condition but also a very witty sarcastic person. Her parents (Lauren Dern and Sam Trammel) force her to attend a cancer support group. At her second meeting, she meets August Waters (Ansel Elgot). He also a cancer survivor who lost his leg and a typical nerdy suave teenage boy. The two instantly form a connection and start a magical romantic journey together.  In my opinion there are no negatives to this movie. The magic of this movie was the chemistry between the two main actors.

The film  is remarkable funny and enjoyable because Woodley and Elgot have such great chemistry on the screen together. I felt like I was watching a real life couple in love at the movie theater. They  appreciated each others’ views, time, and corky differences that made them individuals. One of my favorite scenes of the movie is Grace and August on the plane to Amsterdam.  August on his Ipad is watching Aliens and Grace looks at him to say non-verbally “I can’t believe I’m watching this.” She also discovers in that moment that she is in love with him. This couple’s love felt tangible to me. Woodley has scenes when she cries, and she sheds real tears. She is one of hollywood’s young best actresses . Elgot looks to have a future in acting.  Elgot and Woodley should be considered to be nominated for best acting this year but we’re still half through the year  Their love is main protagonist and their cancer is the antagonist. The chemistry on screen so powerful between Elgot and Woodley that you will cry and funny with the actors when they do in the movie.  It doesn’t feel like 2 hours hasn’t flown by when the film ended.

Josh Boone looks to have a bright future in directing and storytelling. The movie is so paced well that because he focused on the two main characters.  The music for the film was great. The dialogue was sarcastic and witty banter between a couple.  The other actors were great too. The themes of the movie were spectacular. The themes are about living your life each day to the fullest and being able to share each day with someone special. The film is also shot beautifully. They travel to I really felt involved in this love story and like everybody else in the theater.

Overall, The Fault in Our Stars is better than a Nicholas Sparks movie. It makes you feel like you’re in a real life love story.  The two main actors, the screenwriters, and the director make you feel this way.  I would go see this movie with my female friends because I loved the movie so much.  I give this movie a 5/5 for being a perfect romantic comedy during the summer.


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