The Fault In Our Stars barely manages to deliver any truly affecting emotion. The plot zeroes in on two terminally ill teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. She (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen year old suffering from thyroid cancer and he (Ansel Elgort) is eighteen who has lost part of his leg to a bone tumour. Both meet, fall in love and are are determined to make the best of their limited lifespan.
After being urged by her mother (Laura Dern), she joins a weekly cancer support group and meets Augustus (Ansel Elgorth) who has beaten cancer but lost a leg in the process. This seems to be a perfect setup for a cringe-inducing melodrama but the film surprisingly finds some wit and humour in the situations of the two protagonists.
The director, Josh Boone, looks terribly confused and appears to be constrained by commercial considerations. As a result looks confused and artificial; whereas it has all the possibilities of being emotional and sensitive.
Fortunately, the performances are impressive and thats the only thing that redeems the film. Laura Dern is impressive as the girl’s devoted mother, Ansel Elgort more than holds his own with his more experienced co-stars and last but not the least Shailene Woodley consolidates her reputation as one of the most promising actresses of her generation.
You don’t need to read the book prior to watching the film, but best avoid the film and read the book instead.
The Fault In Our Stars is based on the young adult novel of the same name by John Green, is cute and an emotional saga. The Fault In Our Stars ba...2.0