Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

IMDb plot summary: Two teens, both who have different cancer conditions, fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.
Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and Laura Dern.

All right, this is definitely a teen tragic romance movie, so if those kinds of movies aren't your thing, you might want to steer clear. That being said, though, this is probably the best one I've ever seen in the genre, as well as one of the most well-written tragic romances, period. This is no Nicholas Sparks story. The characters are interesting and likable and even though it does get a LITTLE cute-indie-quirky at times with the dialogue, I was really surprised by how deeply I got into the story. I bawled at the end, and I didn't expect that at all. If you like coming-of-age stories or sad stories, this is absolutely one to check out.

4 stars.

Flickchart: #407 out of 2254, below He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not and above Om Shanti Om.

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