Based on the best selling teen book by John Green, this touching and often funny film has become a bit of a fan favorite when it arrived on the big screen earlier this year, and is now out on DVD!
The story of sixteen year old cancer patient Hazel (Shailene Woodley), who meets and falls for amputee and cancer survivor August Waters (Ansel Elgort) after meeting at cancer support group is a teenage love story with a difference.
With its earnest portrayal of young people with terminal illness, and offering interesting views on how we talk about illness, love and death, The Fault in our Stars promises more than the usual tale of star crossed teenage lovers.
Into Film sent 13-year-old reporter Lily to chat with cast members Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern, about the making of the film and getting into character for some of its more emotional scenes.
Into Film members have been reviewing the film in their droves – find out what some of them said about the emotional tale!
Amber, age 14, said; “The actors were absolutely fabulous and did an amazing job of playing Hazel and Augustus. It is very cleverly written and is absolutely tragic. I don’t want to give too much away but bring tissues! You will need them. I made the mistake I not taking any…my jacket was ruined from crying in the sleeve!”
Will, age 14, said; “This is one of a tiny handful of films I’ve assigned 5 stars. Almost, I repeat ALMOST, made me cry. But not quite, for I have emotions of steel. If Earth reset itself, John Green would rule as King.”
Chloe, age 13, said; “This film is honestly one of the best films I have ever watched. I read the book before the film came out, and the film had an expectation to be better than the book – in my opinion, the book was better, but the actors and actresses really did the film justice and they lived up to my expectations of the characters personalities like I wanted it to. I seen the film firstly in the cinema with a few friends, and honestly, I was the first on the cry, I cried the whole way through the film, and it got to one point where I didn’t even realise I was crying because I was getting used to being so emotional. I would recommend this film to anyone, it is one of the best films I’ve watched by far.”
Cara, age 11, said; “I absolutely love this film. It’s amazing! If you’re going to watch this film, bring a pack of tissues with you. It’s really sad. I would recommend for children 11+ because it’s a very emotional film, but this film gets a massive thumbs up from me!”
Rose, age 11, said; “I hope you brought your tissues because this movie comes with a free jug of tears. I first saw this brilliant movie in the cinema but I loved it soooo much that I just had to see it again.”
Maya, age 11, said; “If you want a down to earth romance then The Fault In Our Stars is the perfect movie to make you realise how lucky you actually are. In this film you meet Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters who will stay with you fore-ever. If my review has made you want to watch it; please remember to bring extra tissues!!”
Michael, age 11, said; “This film was a heart warming love story that made me cry I would be over joyed to see this film again.”
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From film clubs in schools, to interviewing the stars, to learning how to make your own films, there is lots to get involved with!
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