Here at MP! we get our fair share of exciting emails. When we were asked if we wanted to head down to a super secret preview screening of The Fault in Our Stars, well, we jumped at the chance!
With a whole box of Kleenex in our bag we headed down to 20th Century Fox’s HQ in Soho. Their office has multiple movie screens inside and is pretty much SWANKY.
As soon as the movie starts you’re introduced to Hazel (Shailene Woodley) who if you haven’t read the book, is one of the main characters in this heart wrenching story. Hazel has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is advised by her parents and doctor to attend Cancer Kid Support Group. It’s here that you truly get a sense of how well the film relates to the book.
While at the support group we’re also introduced to Isaac (Nat Wolff) and of course Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) whose ‘I fear oblivion’ line made us melt only 5 minutes into the film.
You’ll read a lot of reviews around the release of this highly anticipated film. Yes, they’ve cut out certain scenes. There’s no blind video game playing or selling Hazel’s old swing set but this doesn’t affect the main story lines. The book is loved by so many people but unlike other movie adaptations, this one has hit the nail on the head.
The offscreen chemistry between Shailene and Ansel makes their characters believable, you will want to be Hazel’s best friend and Gus’ girlfriend all at the same time.
If you think this is just a sad film about people dying of cancer, think again. This is a love story, an adventure and a comedy all rolled in to one. Expect to laugh, cry and walk out wanting to do something good for the world.
MP! 9.5 out of 10. (More Ansel topless scenes please)
The Fault in Our Stars is out nationwide on the 19th June.