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Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars

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Synopsis:

The Fault in Our Stars is about a 17-year-old girl named Hazel Grace who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. She was told she was going to die at 13, but was able to live due to an amazing miracle. Hazel’s mother believes that she is depressed, since she just sits at home watching TV and keeps re-reading the book Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten. Hazel’s parents then force her to go to group counseling at the local church, where she was required to sit “in the heart of Jesus” and share her experiences and feelings.  At counseling, Hazel meets Isaac and Augustus. She quickly falls for Augustus, and the two engage in a lovely romance.

 

Personal Review:

I recently watched the The Fault in Our stars in Texas and New York, and enjoyed it very much. The movie is definitely a heart-breaking movie with different types of emotions that range from laughter to a heart-breaking sadness. To be honest, though, I didn’t cry because the ending seemed to be foreshadowed from the beginning of the movie. I would have also loved to see more of how Augustus felt, especially since he was hiding the fact that he was about to die from Hazel. This would have provided an interesting viewpoint that would allow the audience to see a different perspective on dying and give a well-rounded story. Overall, it was a very nice movie, and I hope to see more movies by this author.

 

Extras!

The Fault in Our Stars has been immensely successful as a movie, but it first became popular as a novel for young adults. People of all ages have enjoyed the work by John Green. Conversations have been heard throughout the halls of Rectory about whether people have read the book or seen the  movie, parts they loved, parts they disliked, and personal experiences that they have had regarding cancer. Here is a snippet from students and teachers about their own thoughts about the movie/book.

 

DiRectory: Do you like the book or movie? If not, why?

Laura: Yes. I liked the book, because it has a bittersweet ending.

Mrs. Tiebout: Yes. I liked the book, because it was a good story. I felt like it was a very realistic depiction of teen life.

DiRectory: Would you recommend the book to others and why?

Laura: I would recommend the book to others because it is an intriguing book that is filled with emotions.

Nat: I would recommend the book to others because it has a lot of drama and lots of emotion and is something a lot of people would enjoy.

Mrs. Tiebout: I would recommend the book because I think that it delivers a valuable message.

DiRectory: Have you ever had a family relative who was affected by cancer?

Laura: Yes, my dad’s father.

Mrs. Tiebout: Yes, my mother was a cancer survivor.

DiRectory: How do you think the book or movie will affect others?

Laura: It will show how living with cancer will change your life.

Nat: I think the book will affect them because the book is sad at the end and it would remind them of someone that they have lost to cancer.

Mrs. Tiebout: I think the overall message of the book is about hope.

DiRectory: Do you think that the book will inspire people around the world to fund research for a cure?

Laura: I think it will encourage others to fund research for a cure.

Mrs. Tiebout: I hope that young people will be inspired to raise money for research, because that is where our future lies.

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