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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

That Moment When You Log Onto Twitter and Your Entire Timeline is Sobbing (RE: The Trailer for 'THE FAULT IN OUR STARS')

So one of my 2013 New Years resolutions was to read more books, and I can proudly say that a year later I've caught up on a lot of great titles on a consistent basis. That said, I apparently missed the 2012 John Green novel that has everyone up in their feelings, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. After looking into it, I realize now why I may have passed this over--it looks like a sappy romance between two young cancer patients designed to yank at the heart strings. Typically this isn't the kind of literature for which I race to Barnes & Noble (or, more accurately, I mean, I don't want to be caught on the subway hurling my book out onto the tracks in despair or wiping my tears with the pages.

But it's obviously quite popular, especially among the ubiquitous millennial crowd. Which brings us to the movie of the same title (in theaters June 6th), directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love) and starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (who coincidentally both star in the upcoming dystopian novel adaptation, Divergent, in March). The dialogue is described as witty and hopeful despite the characters bleak circumstances (typical for what has become a popular genre lately with films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower). More on the film below:

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The film also stars Sam Trammell (True Blood) and the underrated Laura Dern. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the writing team behind The Spectacular Now and (500) Days of Summer, penned the screenplay.

Here are a few images from the film:

Watch the trailer: 


Gabrielle said...

I can see why it may seem like the typical Nicolas Sparks cliche weepfest, but the book transcends cancer, romance and all that with its story and characters. I hope the movie lives up to that, even though the marketing doesn't really.

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