The Fault in Our Stars

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“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

The aroma of love, the commitment, the sip of eternity, and hovering care are there with agonising love for beaten cancer-stricken teens; a tale full of suspense, horror, melodrama, romance, adventure, and fiction.

The tale “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is a best-selling novel. But the feel, the empathy, sympathy, love, craze is bit more than sufficient, bit more than limits is there in the Drama Version though there are so much things to gulp and lunatic phase to digest. It’s result is so much numbing, tingling in our mind. Perhaps we all have to depend on destiny. There’s so much mesmerizing skill in the direction of Josh Boone, who carved out the film’s emotions. The novel got it’s true colours. People could now imagine the scenes in their heads. The sights of it and the most heart-touching movies of this phenomenon of life are tears and heaviness in the heart.

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also wrote the romantic charmers “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Spectacular Now,” made it damn interesting for the readers. It got such a huge following because of it. It’s translation, and the sentences, when spelled out, could be felt in the soul.

The characters and the vocabulary are eye-awakening. Self-awareness, details of cancer, and the feelings of the patients are depicted very thoroughly here. There’s some acerbic humour that feels false in the setting.

Woodley stars as Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old Indianapolis girl who’s diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13. It weakens her lungs so much, forcing her to carry an unwilling oxygen tank behind her wherever she goes and to stop to take a rest after climbing the stairs. While her situation looked bleak a few years ago, participation in a new drug trial has prolonged her life for an indefinite amount of time. Her parents (Laura Dern and Sam Trammell, with whom she shares some lovely, honest moments) try not to hover over their daughter as she attempts to maintain some vague semblance of teenage life, and they even share her fondness for using dark humor to defuse difficult moments.

Mom insists that Hazel attend the weekly cancer support group meetings of comedian Mike Birbiglia, the amusingly earnest leader. There, she meets the handsome and equally loquacious Augustus Waters; Ansel Elgort, who coincidentally played Woodley’s brother earlier this year in “Divergent.” A former high school basketball star, Augustus lost his right leg below the knee to the disease and now walks with a prosthetic. In Hazel, he immediately recognizes a kindred spirit: a quick-witted smart-ass who can’t take any of the feel-good platitudes seriously.

Hazel and Augustus’ shared love of reading inspires a trip to Amsterdam to seek out the reclusive writer of Hazel’s favorite novel, the fictitious “An Imperial Affliction,” which also happens to be about a young woman living with cancer. Willem Dafoe brings a jolt of creepiness to the role of the alcohol-addled author, a rare sensation in a film that too often feels tidy. Their visit also sets the stage for the oddest scene of all (in both the book and the film) when Hazel and Augustus share their first kiss before an applauding crowd of tourists in the attic of Anne Frank’s house. Yeesh.

Though we know this won’t last much longer, we hope for better. The tears kept rolling down my eyes through the end, and I swallowed the words. I was happy for the surprise and the mystery of the keen interest and binding skills of John Green.

The story was too powerful, representing the positivity, the hope, the supreme power, and most important, faith in love. It was an inspiring tale for teens as well as older generations.

Many won’t love the way it’s told, but the feelings that are burping should be felt. To borrow the lines from it are quoted:

“Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.”

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”



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