!~ [Movie] The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

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Post » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:02 am

[Movie] The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

- How to deal with love / loss / illness / death / afterwards (not afterlife as in those who are left behind)

- Adapted from a book of the same title, with (apparently) a few changes made along the way... I haven't read it but from what I've seen they don't seem to be massive changes?
- Hazel Grace Lancester has terminal cancer and has become rather distant towards others in her life / potential friends
- Worried she is a "grenade" that will obliterate everyone around her, especially her family / Mum who have already nearly lost her once
- Reluctantly starts attending a support group because her Mum thinks it'd be a good idea
- Doesn't really get much out it
- Until she meets Gus, a recovering cancer survivor who has grand plans for his life now
- They gradually fall in love and Hazel starts to warm up to those around her too
- Twist involving
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the cancer coming back and overtaking Gus instead and Hazel having to learn to deal with the sorts of post-death feelings that her parents will inevitably have to face
- Subplot involving a writer that Hazel looks up to (overseas) who goes from being a hero to a villain to somewhat trying to redeem himself over the course of the movie

- It's a bit formulaic, but generally takes all the characters on an interesting arc
- Acting is (generally) pretty well done and helps the audience engage with the characters

- The tears... oh my fucking GOD the tears... and I don't mean from the cast... I mean looking around the cinema and having women borderline HYSTERICAL at some points in this movie
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like when Hazel is giving the fake eulogy
- I wanted to reach into the movie and hit Gus in the throat at times... he's got a few very obnoxious punchable scenes...
- Didn't find Laura Dern a particularly good choice as the Mum...

3.5 KFC buckets out of 5, it's a nice enough movie, especially if you want to earn brownie points being the shoulder to cry on at the end
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Post » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:16 pm

I liked this movie, although I thought Gus was a bit cliché perfect (besides the obvious bit).
Also would give it 3.5/5
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Post » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:30 pm

I was one of those borderline hysterical women in the crowd :cry: 3.8

related feels I watched during my last period that I rated:
It's kind of a funny story - 2010
The art of getting by - 2011
Stuck in love - 2012
Chef - 2014
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