The Fault in Our Stars (2014) – Teenagers with Cancer Falling in Love

the fault in our stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a super sad adaptation of John Green’s novel about a sixteen year old girl who falls in love for the first time while dying of cancer. Downer.

Hazel has cancer. She tries her best to deal with it, and part of that is going to a cancer support group. While attending the support group to help battle the depression that’s come from her dying, she meets and falls in love with Gus. The two share a number of things in common, not the least of which is their wit, common sexual depravities (I hope) and cancer.

Basically, this shit is really sad, and I hope it doesn’t turn out she dies, though I’d venture to guess that she will. Or he will. Or a comet will strike the Earth and we all will.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is, like I said, an adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name by John Green. He’s the dude that debunks a lot of internet life hacks. He’s pretty funny and witty, so hopefully his writing is as good as his humorous online videos.

John Boone directed the film. He last made Stuck in love, which had Lily Collins, Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear, and looked sorta good. Hopefully this does a lot better than that.


The Fault in Our Stars Trailer

The Fault in Our Stars Release Date

June 6, 2014.

Who’s In It?

Shailene Woodley . . . Hazel
Willem Dafoe . . . Peter Van Houten 
Laura Dern . . . Mrs. Lancaster 
Ansel Elgort . . . Augustus Waters
Nat Wolff . . . Issac
Lotte Verbeek . . . Lidewij Vliegenthart 

What’s Good About It?

The Fault in Our Stars has Shailene Woodley, which is an immediate improvement on any film, and I think John Green is a talented guy, even if his subject matter reeks of Lifetime movies.

What’s Bad About It?

Well, I sorta already said the Lifetime movie part, so I’ll follow that up with how bad Ansel Elgot appears to be playing Gus. I wonder if he’s just never heard of taking a freaking acting class. Loser.

Our Clever Prediction

The Fault in Our Stars will likely not be a big hit, but it also doesn’t appear to have costed very much money, so hopefully it’ll prove successful in the long run. One can only hope.