A new review from The Movie Snob.
The Fault in Our Stars (B). As previously recorded in these virtual pages, I liked the bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars (John Green) decently well. Now I have finally gotten around to seeing the movie version, and I thought it was a pretty good weepy. Our heroine is Hazel (Shailene Woodley, The Descendants), a teenager who has temporarily fought off cancer but has to tote oxygen around with her everywhere to compensate for her weakened lungs. Against her wishes she goes to a cancer support group, where she meets a tall, charming cancer survivor named Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort, Divergent). Love is in the air, made all the more precious by Hazel’s fragile health and the omnipresent danger of relapse. The two stars made for a believable romance, and I thought Laura Dern (Blue Velvet) turned in nice supporting work as Hazel’s fearful mother. There weren’t too many clunky moments, although the subplot about the author of Hazel’s favorite book felt a little tacked-on. Still and all, not a bad movie if you’re in the mood for a tear-jerker.