• The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The Fault in Our Stars

Release Date: June 6th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives.

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey

Director: Josh Boone

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Temple Hill

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Charming, Relationships, Emotional, Amusing, Doctor, Hospital, 2010s, Growing up, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Maybe it's generational: In a movie about teens, it's the teens who should rule. And they do. With certainty. With laughter. And with tears - buckets and buckets. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    When the time comes for suffering, the pain of watching her is mingled with the pleasure of a performance that transcends contrivance. This young actress is the real, heart-piercing thing. show more

  • 70
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    The greatest strengths of the film clearly come from Green’s novel, which resolutely refuses to become a cliched cancer drama, creating instead two vibrant, believable young characters. show more

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