The Fault In Our Stars (2014)


Cast and Crew
Directed by : Josh Boone / Prev Film(s) : Stuck in Love (2012)
Produced by : Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen
Written by : John Green
Screenplay by : Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Starring : Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe
Music by : Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott
Cinematography : Ben Richardson
Edited by : Robb Sullivan
Release date(s) : May 16, 2014 (SIFF), June 6, 2014 (United States)
Running time : 126 minutes

All You Need to Know

I.M.C.F Review
I sat down to read the book, which is one of the 'Best Sellers', but couldn't complete it. Not that i didn't like it, but for some reasons, i couldn't do it. So, i made my time for the movie and i should accept that i am not at all disappointed! Not a totally typical love story i would say, but surely is a bit different. A mild and romantic slow drama of Two teenagers, suffering with cancer. They knew, they would die, but still could love each other with such a passion and depth!

The quotes used in the movie are too good. Of course, they belong to John Green, but the presentation gave life to those wonderful quotes. Actors Shailene and Ansel seemed so apt for the roles of Augustus and Hazel, that we might not be able to imagine someone else easily. They did very well and Nat Wolff doesn't disappoint either.

This is not a technical film and so we cannot judge this film in many particular fields, but for the limited technology used, maybe we can rate this film out.

I.M.C.F Rating : 80/100
Direction : 8 : There aren't many complicated scenes to be handled, but did his job very well for what is needed.
Production Values : 8 : Could spend as much as needed, but a relatively small budget film.
Story/Plot : 8 : A romantic drama show casing the tragedies of cancer suffering teenagers. 
Cast Performances : 9 : From emotional to romantic. Comic to tragic. Lead actors could do them all, very well.
Music : 8 : BGM is pretty sweet at times. All the other time, it was just flowing freely with the film.
Cinematography : 7 : Simple, but gave the required life to the film.
Editing : 8 : Neat and clear.
Screenplay : 7 : Straight and simple.
Dialogues : 9 : Dialogues or quotes, as we can say are very sweet. Some are far too catchy!
Awe Moment(s) : 8 : Scenes around Isaac; Scenes in and around Amsterdam.

Ratings and Reviews From Popular Websites
8.3/10 - IMDb
4.3/5 - Rotten Tomatoes

While it may not conform to one's real-life expectations it certainly hews tightly to teen-flick conventions.
The film dodges most of the pitfalls of cliched cancer dramas with humor and natural warmth.
An emotional climax arrives every 15 minutes or so, and every affecting moment is underscored with a soppy light-rock song.

0 Reviews: