The Fault In Our Stars 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

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Wise, funny, and heartbreaking without resorting to exploitation, The Fault In Our Stars does right by its bestselling source material.

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Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives.

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Shailene Woodley
Hazel Grace Lancaster
Ansel Elgort
Augustus Waters
Willem Dafoe
Peter Van Houten
Laura Dern
Frannie Lancaster
Sam Trammell
Michael Lancaster
Michele Imperato
Executive Producer
Isaac Klausner
Executive Producer
Ben Richardson
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Robb Sullivan
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Molly Hughes
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Critic Reviews for The Fault In Our Stars

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  • The Fault In Our Stars could indeed become this generation's Love Story -- mildly implausible, but genuinely moving.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Jim Slotek

    Toronto Sun
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  • Funnily enough, the producers of the Twilight series are behind the latest teen adaptation, but The Fault in Our Stars is a more serious take.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • Do the tears flow? It's hard to stop them but it's a reflex action, triggered by the tragic conjunction of cancer and the young, rather than any sense of kinship with the particular pair you've been watching on screen.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "The Fault in Our Stars" is unabashed in its efforts to make you well up, but the tears come from a real place.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • The film has enough charm and humor to keep it appealing to a wide audience, and dumbing things down doesn't feel particularly smart or canny, and proves to be a minor distraction to an otherwise majorly entertaining feature.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    Film.com
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  • Far from the shameless emotional pummeling it might have been, this adaptation of John Green's cherished YA cancer drama finds a conduit to earned, understated tears -- a tricky accomplishment given the material.

    January 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 01, 2019
    A beautiful and mesmerizing movie, with fantastic performances, but super depressing and unpleasantly heartbreaking: not for sensitive viewers...
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2016
    Surprisingly well made issue movie with a sterling lead performance - though I had a problem with a tiny but belief-defying moment involving some spontaneous applause, as well as a major issue with both the character of Gus and the actor portraying him (I believed in neither).
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2015
    Any film that can force me to shed a tear gets extra marks and The Fault In Our Stars qualifies in this regard. How you view this story might depend on your opinion on loss. Those like me who think it's better to have the good for however long than none at all will see it one way. Others who think you are better off not knowing what you are missing might see it less positively. A story about 2 teens (Hazel and Gus) who meet at a cancer support group might not immediately seem like something you would want to watch but it is funny at times and very positive in the main. Gus is full of himself but not in an arrogant way, I thought it more of an inner confidence. Hazel is more insular and reserved and is probably caused by the isolation forced upon her by the ongoing treatment. Their parents try their best to be supportive whilst at the same time giving them space but they find this balance difficult at times. Hazel and Gus are heavily influenced by a book about a character who goes through the same experience as them except that the novel ends abruptly and this is a source of irritation for the both of them. I'll admit to finding The Fault In Our Stars a bit too sickly sweet at times but when it scores, it scores very well. The main reason for this is that I found Gus and Hazel believable and very likeable. I warmed to them both very quickly. I also liked Laura Derns performance as Hazels Mum and Willem Dafoes performance (always good) gives weight to the saying that you should never meet your heroes as it can be a disappointment.
    Justin F Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2015
    A pretty good film, and an interesting take on love, life, and death. This kind of reminds me of Perks of Being a Wallflower, just about death instead of growing up, high school, etc. I'd recommend seeing this film.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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