The Fault in Our Stars
Director: Josh Boone
Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Mike Birbiglia, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 126 Minutes
Release Date: June 6, 2013
“I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories. On the one hand, you can sugarcoat it. When nothing is too messed up that canâ€™t be fixed by a Peter Gabriel song. I like that version as much as the next girl does, itâ€™s just not the truth.â€
Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love), The Fault in Our Stars is based on John Green’s 2012 young adult best-seller about two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer), the film stars Shailene Woodley and her Divergent co-star, Ansel Elgort.
At her mother’s behest, 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) attends a support group held in a church basement, referred to as “The Literal Heart of Jesus” by their leader Patrick (Mike Birbiglia). Hazel is diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer, which has spread to her lungs. As a result, Hazel drags a portable oxygen tank behind her everywhere she goes.
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