Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Director: Josh Boone. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe. 126 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Romance.

Cancer. Living with the day-to-day notion that you will die soon. At a young age. I didn't necessarily find this film about the romance between two terminally ill youngsters, but more about how it feels to be that person, and how other people interact (or should interact) with you. Therefore, this is powerful, moving drama - the like of which I hadn't seen in years, probably since A Separation. Is it a tearjerker? Of course it is. It's two hours of it. You can cry your eyeballs out. But hey, Frank Capra made tearjerkers, and nobody ever had a problem.

PS: Thank you, Farshid. This one almost went under the radar.

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