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Never Having to Say You’re Sorry: Boone’s Adaptation Jerks Your Tears

Director Josh Boone adapts John Green’s popular 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars for the screen, and he’s got some big shoes to fill. Named Time magazine’s number one fiction book of the year, and lauded as “the greatest romance story of this decade” by Entertainment Weekly, it seems the type of tragic romance geared to overshadow the footsteps of Erich Segal’s Love Story and Nicholas SparksA Walk to Remember. And, to be honest, who isn’t moved by love crossed teenagers, especially if they also happen to be assailed by the shadow of time crunching cancer in every frame? To his credit, this adaptation is heads above Boone’s execrable directorial debut, Stuck in Love (2012), which centers on an erudite family amidst disjointed unification of love and literature. In a laudable »

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