TFiOS: More Than “Okay”

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The Fault in Our Stars, or TFiOS, is officially the must-see movie of the summer. Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, the film is more than just a teenage romance story.

The Fault in Our Stars, or TFiOS, is officially the must-see movie of the summer. Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, the film is more than just a teenage romance story.

 

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen-year-old who hasn't been anything but terminal since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age thirteen. When her mother determines she is depressed, she sends Hazel to a support group.

 

At first, Hazel despises the Wednesday night get-togethers, but her outlook changes when cute, smart, and kind Augustus (Gus) Waters (Ansel Elgort) attends. He's an eighteen-year-old in remission from osteosarcoma, with charm and a crooked smile that made the audience's lips turn up as he spoke his first line.

 

The two take an immediate liking to each other, quickly becoming friends. Hazel tries to prevent the friendship from becoming anything more, but Gus makes that difficult, going out of his way to make sure Hazel's happy. You can't really classify using his cancer Wish by taking Hazel to Amsterdam as a "just friends" action.

 

Just when she starts to rethink the whole "friends" concept, Gus springs news that will test their views on what it means to live life.

 

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once;” the quote from the movie describes the plot. It started off average, and from there went "on a roller coaster that only goes up,” developing into one of the best movies about love. Ever.

 

The Fault in Our Stars was so much more than okay. It’s impressive how much the movie followed the book, and even for those who haven’t read the novel, it’s a grand movie.

 

Bring a box of tissues and go see a tremendous story of love and courage. Okay? Okay.