‘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.’
Last night I went to the special fan screening of The Fault in our Stars as the movie is not yet out in the UK, When we were heading into the cinema we got an awesome limited edition poster of Hazel and Augustus and a TFIOS lanyard which was a very nice surprise and got me even more excited for the film. And then the film started…
It was fantastic, and one of the most accurate book to movie adaptations I have ever seen. As the book is in Hazels POV and her thoughts and feelings are not expressed in actions and speaking but in her head I thought it would be very hard to show successfully what Hazel was thinking. However they did a really great job with 90% of other movies I’ve seen where they do a voice over to express thoughts of the character it has been cringe worthy or just didn’t quite work. But with this film it just fits.
The acting was great. They portrayed the characters amazingly. The two stars of the film Ansel Elgort who plays Augustus Waters and Shailene Woodley who plays Hazel Lancaster had such perfect chemistry, I have never seen an audience be so invested in a film people were crying and laughing and clapping. There performances were so beautiful to watch. Gus’s best friend Isaac who is played by Nat Wolff also did a fantastic job at making this character come to life, the film made you truly appreciate there friendship.
Most dialogue was from the book and it was like reading the book but the little things they added and the little details just made this film so much more perfect.
After the film finished we got shown a Q&A with the Cast and filmmakers and John Green who is the author of TFIOS. It was very interesting to watch they answered some really interesting questions, after that we got to see the deleted scene which had John green in and I really wish it was kept in the film because I can remember it being a nice scene in the book.
Overall it was a fantastic experience going to the fan screening, and from someone who LOVED the book I guarantee you will be very pleased with the film.