The Fault In Our Stars Review

If you haven't heard of The Fault In Our Stars by now, I think you may have been living under a rock for several years! The news that John Green's best selling novel was being adapted into a film took social media by storm, and ever since it was announced I could not contain my excitement about seeing it!

Following the normal frustration, the film comes out later in the UK (19th June) than the US (last week), so when I saw that there was an early showing for yesterday on at my local cinema for £13 (we got a poster and lanyard too, woop!) I persuaded a few of my friends and off we went yesterday... Tissues in one hand, comfort food in the other!

If you haven't been fortunate enough to have read the book (why not?!), you won't know that TFIOS follows a teenage girl with cancer and how she falls in love with a boy who has been NEC for a year and a half! The blurb reads: "Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten."

My worry with the film was that it would discredit the book, become too commercialised and just wouldn't be as good: oh how I was wrong. It had the entire cinema in floods of tears (there were even some huge sobs coming from a couple of rows!) and I think, thankfully, it did the book the justice it deserves in a way a film could. A key part I loved was the cinematography when it came to things such as reading text messages, emails and letters (all crucial parts of the book!)

My only criticism? It just isn't the book!

Every time I've read the book, I've been blubbering like a baby for practically half the book (which has led to initially worried then slightly exasperated looks from my family when they've asked what was wrong!)... but with the film, I just didn't find it as emotionally hard hitting. Don't get me wrong, I shed a few tears, but that's where it ended. The beauty about the book is that you become so engrossed and attached, you just feel it more; I don't think, to the best of anyone's ability, that that sentiment could ever be portrayed visually.

If you go away with one thing from reading this post, it should be that you NEED to read the book (preferably before seeing the film)... But if you're looking for a new tear-jerking movie to see, that's also, in the words of the Author "awesome", I suggest you check out The Fault In Our Stars.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Becky xx

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  1. I have been seeing this everywhere! I do want to see it but might wait until I can blub at home x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. It's definitely going to be a DVD purchase!

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  2. I've never cried so much in a movie! When I went, no single person in the cinema remained dry eyed. I love this blog, congrats on 6000 views!

    www.littlemisslife9.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I know, most people were in floods! Thank you! X

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