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Monday, June 9, 2014

If you want to see a movie that makes grownups cry


Once upon a time, John Green wrote a book that broke me and put me back together at the same time. Then, that book became a movie that broke me again.

Very rarely can I say I felt that the movie adaptation of a book was better than the actual book. In fact, The Princess Diaries and A Walk to Remember are the only ones that come to mind at the moment. With The Fault In Our Stars, the book still has my heart, but the film is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Seriously. 

Going in, I don't think I had many expectations because I didn't want to be let down. There was no way I could be let down, though. It almost felt as if I was reading the novel again, feeling all the emotions for the first time. It solidified my feelings for Shailene Woodley as an actress, it made me laugh, it made me cry, (a lot) and it absolutely broke my heart. I think one of the things I love most about the story is that it's real and hopeful and heartbreaking and beautiful. It isn't very often that a story can captivate you in such a way that you feel different once it's over. The Fault In Our Stars is that kind of story.

Whether you've read the book a thousand times or never opened it, the movie is so worth seeing. Go ahead and read the book while you're at it. Before you do either, though, just make sure you know you'll be crying.

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