Pg13 / 125 min - Drama | Romance
Release Date: 6 June 2014 (USA)
Directed by Josh Boone
Writing Credits: Scott Neustadter (screenplay) & Michael H. Weber(screenplay), John Green(book)
Shailene Woodley: Hazel
Ansel Elgort: Gus
Nat Wolff: Isaac
Laura Dern: Frannie
Sam Trammell: Michael
Willem Dafoe: Van Houten
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.
I am pretty sure that most of us have read The fault in Our Stars and pretty much loved it! Well I did anyways. After I saw the trailer and the casting for this movie, at first I wasn't sure of how it will turn out to be. But after I heard what other people that saw it earlier said about it, especially John Green. He said that he just loved it, and I mean if John Green wrote the book and he actually liked the movie it can' be all that bad. I started to have a high expectations for this movie. I saw it everywhere, the commercials, the posters, promotions for the movie...I just couldn't wait to see it. I finally did, on June 6th and than again on June 9th! i post this review a little bit later on because the feels man. THE FREAKING FEELS.
And I am in love with this movie. I mean OMG YOU GUYS! This movie definitely didn't disappoint. My expectations were met and I couldn't be happier. I can honestly say that this is THE BEST book to movie adaptation I have seen so far. Like for real if you read the book and loved it, you have to go see this movie soon! Even if you didn't read the book (you are crazy) you still should go see this...and than you would want to read the book (just like my friends that I went with). If you didn't like the book...you never know you might like the movie!
I think the main part that made this movie such an amazing adaptation were the actors! Shailene Woodley( Hazel) and Ansel Elgort(Gus) were incredible. I honestly never saw Ansel act before, well only in Divergent but It wasn't the kind of acting were you can Gus in him. But he was perfect playing the role of Gus. He was a lot better Gus than Caleb. So if you didn't like him in Divergent, don't worry he did an awesome job as Gus. Shailene surprised me. To tell you the truth I couldn't see her playing Hazel after her role as Tris in Divergent, and I never watched The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but a lot of my friends didn't really like her in that TV show, so I was a little nervous to see her play Hazel. But WOW. She put on an
astonishing performance. She played Hazel so real and so true that just her acting alone made me shed a tear. Talking about tears: Don't forget to bring tissues! Like i'm not even kidding because I did forgot, and I was a mess. I thought I would be a tough girl and that I wouldn't cry, but that didn't happen. I normally don't cry while watching a movie, like I don't remember the last movie I ever cried to, but this. THE FEELS. I don't know how you can not cry while watching this. The scenes were emotional, the acting was powerful and the story was touching.
The chemistry and relationship between Hazel and Gus, it was soo believable. I mean they are even cute in real life!
The other two thing that made this movie incredible were: The soundtrack and the way the script was written.
Through out the book Hazel in a way talks to the readers. She has those thought that were critical for the book. I didn't know how they would incorporate this into a movie. But the screenplay writers did an outstanding job with the script! This movie was sooo close to the book. Every quote was there, every important scene was there. Everything worked just perfectly.
In conclusion this movie was a pure perfection and an amazing adaptation of the book. Of course the book is always going to be the best, but the movie was the best in its own way. I can now call this movie my all time favorite adaptation of the book. Okay?
P.S: The last scene...TEARS AND FEELS.
P.S.S: I can't wait for Paper Towns by John Green to be made into a movie.
By the way did you guys see the ratings for this movie???!!!