Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pretending to be a Movie Critic: The Fault in Our Stars

I watched this movie with one of my best friends the day it came out! I know everyone probably already knows this, but bring some tissues.
I LOVE that John Green was on set for most of the movie. Despite the fact that the movie was so true to the book, there are a few scenes that were cut out (although I don't think it took away from the movie at all).
Casting was ON POINT. Love, love, love Ansel, Shailene and Nat! They were amazing. I think they fit the characters really well and I was so engrossed in the movie the whole time! Ansel portrayed Augustus's confident, honest personality perfectly! (He even had a limp) The portrayal and actions of Hazel and Isaac were so real. I would totally act that way when throwing a fit (Isaac). Or check my phone every 2 seconds when waiting for someone to call me (Hazel).

I don't want to spoil anything, but I thought the movie was beautiful. I do not want to really compare it to the book, because books and movies are two different medians, and I think they create different experiences. If you haven't read the book, I think you will gain more from the movie if you read it first. Regardless, I love both! I believe the movie totally lives up to the book's expectations. Nothing is sugar-coated, the ups and downs of cancer are apparent and portrayed (although, it could have been more in-depth). The focus is still on Hazel and Augustus's relationship, and Hazel's speech at the end of the movie was the real tear-jerker for me (which really sucked because I was walking out the theater with fresh tears!)

Are you a John Green or TFIOS fan? Comment down below so we can fangirl!

Lots of love,

P.S. The actors all have great chemistry! Ansel, Nat, and Shailene are pretty much besties in real life which is amazing :) At all the events they went to, you can see how much fun they had and how close they are!
Ansel comforting Shai at the premiere!

So sweet!

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