Directed By: Josh Boone
- Scott Neustadter
- Michael H. Weber
- Wyck Godfrey
- Marty Bowen
- Shailene Woodley
- Ansel Elgort
- Laura Dern
- Sam Trammell
- Nat Wolff
- Willem Dafoe
Cinematography: Ben Richardson
- Fox 2000 Pictures
- Temple Hill Entertainment
- TSG Entertainment
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Running time: 126 minutes
- May 16, 2014 (SIFF)
- June 6, 2014 (United States)
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Firstly, Based on John Green’s 2012 book of the same name, The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American coming-of-age romantic film that was directed by Josh Boone. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are the movie’s main actors, and it also includes Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe in supporting parts.
A sixteen-year-old cancer sufferer named Woodley is made to go to a support group by her parents, where she meets and falls in love with another cancer patient portrayed by Ansel Elgort. The novel’s rights to be turned into a feature picture were optioned by Fox 2000, a branch of 20th Century Fox, in January 2012.
The Fault in Our Stars had its international debut on May 16 at the Seattle International Film Festival before 20th Century Fox released it in North America on June 6. The movie garnered largely favourable reviews from critics, who praised the writing, Woodley and Elgort’s performances, and their on-screen relationship.
The movie made $307 million worldwide on a $12 million budget, dominating the box office during its debut weekend. On September 16, 2014, it was made available on Blu-ray and DVD, and overall domestic video sales were $42 million.
Teenager Hazel Grace Lancaster, who resides in the Indianapolis suburbs, has lung metastases from thyroid cancer. Her mother encourages her to go to a weekly support group for cancer patients since she thinks she’s despondent. At the support group for his friend Isaac, who has eye cancer, Hazel runs across Augustus “Gus” Waters. Despite being in remission, Augustus lost a limb to bone cancer.
They become friends over their shared interests and decide to read each other’s preferred novels. Gus presents Hazel The Prince of Dawn, but Hazel suggests An Imperial Affliction, a book about a cancer patient named Anna whose experience is similar to her own but has a sudden conclusion. After finishing the book, Peter Van Houten withdraws to Amsterdam, where nobody see or hear from him.
A few weeks later, Gus informs Hazel that he has located Lidewij, Van Houten’s assistant, and that they have been emailing back and forth. Van Houten emphasizes that the only way he will respond to their inquiries is in person. Then Gus gives Hazel a surprise by presenting her with airline tickets to Amsterdam that he obtained from the Genies (the fictional equivalent of the Make A Wish Foundation). Hazel’s physicians finally approve the travel after a medical setback.
When Gus and Hazel arrive in Amsterdam, he declares his love to her over a romantic lunch provided by Van Houten. However, The next day, they visit Van Houten’s residence, only to be horrified to learn that he is a vindictive alcoholic. It is discovered that Lidewij, who scheduled the meeting without consulting Van Houten, was the source of the emails that appeared to be from Van Houten. Van Houten ridicules Hazel for wanting to learn the truth about a work of fiction, and her illness is downplayed.
Furthermore, Teenagers depart in tears. To make up for their disappointing outing, Lidewij offers to take them sightseeing. They decide to travel to the Anne Frank House, where they have their first kiss. The next day, Gus informs Hazel that his cancer has returned, spread throughout his body, and is deadly at this point. Hazel is inconsolable.
Gus’ condition only worsens until they get back to Indianapolis. Gus invites Hazel and Isaac, his closest friend, to his “pre-funeral,” where they both present eulogies they had written. When asked if she would swap their little time together for anything, Hazel replies, “No,” In eight days, Gus passes away.
Van Houten reveals that Gus had insisted he go to the funeral and does so. Van Houten informs Hazel that the inspiration for An Imperial Affliction came from his own daughter Anna, who passed away from leukemia at an early age.
He hands Hazel a piece of paper, which she initially throws away but later picks up when she learns that it was really a letter from Gus, not Van Houten, who had sought the latter for assistance in crafting a eulogy for Hazel. The chat with Isaac reveals this information In the letter. Gus accepts his fate and declares his love for Hazel. Hazel reads the letter. Hazel finishes the letter and then lays back on her chair, gazing up at the stars while grinning.