After waiting for what seems like forever, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ movie was finally released on June 6! Is the book-turned-movie as amazing as we all hoped it’d be? The critics have spoken!
The Fault in Our Stars is a sad but inspiring love story about two teens with cancer — Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort). The book (which the movie was based on) is beloved by people across the world — and with the reviews rolling in, the movie seems to be just as awesome!
‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Reviews: The Critics Speak
Hazel and Gus are just normal teenagers, except they have cancer. Despite their grim diagnoses, Hazel and Gus let their stars align for a brief little “infinity.” John Green’s novel is a beautiful love story that will make you appreciate life and love. Prepare yourself for an overwhelming sobfest, because if the film is anything like the book, you’re going to need boxes of tissues.
“The movie is… funny and touching and brimming with youthful life, filled with a brightness and a piquancy that’s well channeled through Woodley and guided smartly by Boone…The real story here is of course about Hazel and Augustus falling in love and grappling with how limited their time on this lonely Earth may be. And Woodley and Elgort fall in love beautifully, possessed of a lively, natural rapport that is rare among actors their age.”
“In John Green’s young adult best-seller, “The Fault in Our Stars,” a pair of sharp-witted, physically scarred teens face heavy emotions with serenity, courage and wisdom. The same is true of the lovingly rendered movie version, in which Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort embody teenagers Hazel and Gus as beautifully as fans could hope for.”
“Offers its core young audience the bracing, even exhilarating suggestion that love isn’t just about finding someone worth dying for, but someone who makes life worth living. For that alone, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ achieves that rare feat of eliciting as many cheers as tears.”
“The Fault in Our Stars” is a movie that will be quoted by teens for generations to come. Some of the dialogue, lifted directly from John Green’s book, is exquisite. The movie does have a few flaws — it’s a bit manipulative and some of the characters are oversimplified and a bit too perfect — but those issues are outshone by the depth of Woodley’s performance, her chemistry with Elgort, and the profound humanity director Josh Boone catches with his lens.”
‘The Fault In Our Stars:’ Our Review!
We’ve also seen the flick — you can read our review right here! “I don’t think I’ve ever left a theater feeling so fulfilled, happy and really believing in young love and being so impressed with two young actors,” HollywoodLife.com Senior Reporter Emily Longeretta said about the flick.
If you’ve seen the movie, do you agree with the critic reviews? Did you love The Fault In Our Stars? Let us know in the comments below!
— Megan Ross