I told you: we are not only talking about beauty on this blog! I watched a few movies in theatre, recently, and I wanted to talk to you about “The Fault in our Stars“.
Synopsis: Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Since I knew the story (I read the novel from John Green two years ago), I wasn’t very keen to watch it in a theatre because I did not want to cry in public or to be depressed after watching it on a Saturday night. But it was the only movie available so… I just brought a lot of tissues with me!
The Fault in our stars, it’s of course a sad story. But it’s more than that, in my opinion. It’s a story about life, about enjoying what you have, about the “reality of cancer”, about friendship…
Don’t expect to cry every single minute (it must be tiring for this 2-hours movie), expect to share some tears but also to laugh with Hazel and Gus, because they both have a good sense of repartee. (Personally, I have laughed because of one girl who was sobbing loudly… while crying at the same time!)
When I watched the trailer, I was a little bit disappointed by the choice of the actors… but, in the end, I really enjoyed them, especially Sharlaine Woodley who has a very beautiful voice. I also really loved the esthetic of the movie, the colors, the way the camera brings tension sometimes (as it is a documentary with your camera on your shoulder)…
In the end, I wasn’t that depressed by this movie (even if I used 3 tissues) and I do recommend you to watch The Fault in our Stars… but, please, read the book first.
My review: (5 / 5)
Buy the book on Amazon* : The Fault in Our Stars