Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars (Sophia’s Hunt Continues)

Posted June 28, 2015 by Sophia
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the fault in our stars movie reviewWell, I finally got the chance to watch this. (Lupe: ABOUT TIME, SOPHIA.)

The Fault in Our Stars, based on the bestselling novel by John Green, is about a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster with cancer and spends most of her time going to support group, eating meds, and living life as normally as possible. She hates going to support group, until she meets Augustus Waters, who lost a leg due to cancer.

Let’s just say I like how the movie is quite accurate to the book, and how there are quotes implemented from the book. Then again, I love it when movies are accurate with the book version, or as close to accurate as can be (yes, I understand there’s a budget and some things are highly unnecessary, but is dyeing hair really that expensive?). It simply made things more enjoyable (as enjoyable as someone who entertained herself while partially doing chemistry).

I’m also going to put it out there that I didn’t cry. At all. With both book and movie. I actually found the movie absolutely hilarious, until you get to the end, where everything is all serious (Lupe: *sputters* What? How could you say that?!). I never really found Isaac’s singing, Augustus asking Hazel about her wish, the meeting with Peter Van Houten, or the egg throwing really funny until I had the visual version right in front of me.

(I’m apparently a visual person. A very fatal flaw in the reading portion of the ACT where I must read every word to comprehend the story.)

Shailene Woodley didn’t do too bad in portraying Hazel. She’s more emotional and “normal” here than she is in Divergent, which is an entirely different spectrum, but I’m with everyone that says she’s better as Tris than Hazel. It just feels really weird having Woodley portraying Hazel. (I suppose the very fact I watched Divergent several days before I watched The Fault in Our Stars didn’t help too much.)

The Fault in Our Stars, per say, is just a movie with an adorable romance and hilarious moments. Thus, the hunt for a movie that will make me cry continues (Clockwork Princess, If I Stay and Ever After are tied in the book department).

Sophia started blogging in February 2012 for the hell of it and is surprisingly still around. She has a GIF for nearly everything, probably listens to too much K-Pop and is generally in an existential crisis of sorts (she's trying her best). In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications and minor in Women's Studies. More of her bookish reviews and K-pop Roundups can be found at The Arts STL.

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