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**possible book spoilers are possible in comparing book to film**

 Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Director: Josh Boone
Writer:  Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Production Company: Temple Hill entertainment
Run Time: 125 Mins
Genre: Drama, Romance
Source: IMDb
Rating: 4 Stars

Summary:

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.

Review:

This movie was wonderful. It stayed very in line with the book. It made me nice and gooey and especially happy. I was only disappointed by the lack of three scenes specifically: 1. the background on Gus’s “ex-girlfriend”  – this may not be important to anyone but i think it lends a certain depth to their relationship. An Understanding. 2. The small scene where Hazel’s mom goes to get Gus from the house and then makes a hasty retreat because she hears shouting; it’s the scene where she knows her daughter’s heart WILL be broken.  3. The scene where Gus starts to get worse and worse at his home and Hazel sits with him, cracks morbid jokes with him.
Otherwise the movie itself was fantastic and the acting well done. Thank you John Boone for directing a wonderful movie adaption of an amazing book.
NOW! what I didn’t like…*sighs* i will never go see another movie on opening night ESPECIALLY not a tear jerker. I am not a readily affectionate person but I was sitting in the middle of an almost full theater and instead of absorbing every tiny bit of the movie and its afflicting feelings all i could hear was sniffling, sobbing, nose blowing, squealing, and a ridiculous amount of sighing. It distracted from the movie watching experience. Augustus Waters is professing love in the sweetest stickiest way possible and all i could hear was the woman to my left hysterically crying. Even my Bestie sat next to me crying through out most of the movie. I loved this movie. I loved that it evokes strong emotions. I did not love the surround sound crying. I did not love that everyone around me was so busy sniffling and crying they couldn’t fully completely absorb the movie. That is mostly the reason this review gets 4 stars instead of 5.
Recommendation:
 If you read the book please watch the movie. Even if you didn’t read the book WATCH the movie preferably sometime mid week when there is no one around.
-Kayla
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