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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Maria
Randy Kovitz ...
Dr. Simmons
Toni Saladna ...
Flight Attendant (as Toni Saladina)
Gus' Dad
Gus' Mom
Emily Bach ...


Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

TFiOS  »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,002,523, 8 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book that the two main characters discuss, analyze and center around is called 'An Imperial Affliction' by Peter Van Houten. This book does not exist in reality. See more »


In the e-mail written by Van Houten's assistant she names May 5th as the day for the meeting. However, May 5th is Liberation Day in the Netherlands. Therefore Amsterdam would be full of festivities and people celebrating freedom and not as quiet as it was seen in the movie. See more »


[first lines]
Hazel Grace Lancaster: I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories. On the one hand, you can sugarcoat it the way they do in movies and romance novels, where beautiful people learn beautiful lessons, where nothing is too messed up that can't be fixed with an apology and a Peter Gabriel song. I like that version as much as the next girl, believe me. It's just not the truth. This is the truth. Sorry.
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The 20th Century Fox opening is in dark and once it finishes its course, it heads to the sky of twinkling stars. See more »


Strange Things Will Happen
Written by Johan Duncanson
Performed by The Radio Dept (as The Radio Dept.)
Courtesy of The Radio Dept
By arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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I've Saved my Ten for This Film
4 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Before I continue with this review, please note that I have not read the book, but am going to in the very near future :) Please note that Im also a (straight) guy... not that it matters :P

Wow what can I say about this movie. From the moment the title sequence starts, I was hooked straight away. Scene to scene this movie just manages to suck me into this beautiful world of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. The chemistry between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elsort is astounding and the performances were astonishing. Honestly, this is the best movie I have seen all year, even better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Godzilla which was a massive surprise. I just thought this was going to be another teenie love story and boy was I wrong. I loved this movie and recommend it to everyone across all ages. I'm rambling on and praising the movie now so I should probably get on with the review.

The direction and cinematography was fantastic. Not a single shot felt odd or out of place. Every shot matched the scene and felt real. The editing was also great as shot after shot matched with the characters faces and where they were (typical good movie editing stuff).

The acting perhaps was one of the best aspects of this movie. Seriously it makes the two characters feel real and alive, and at times I forgot this was fiction and not based on a true story. Their performances were so heartfelt and definitely Oscar worthy in my opinion. But knowing the academy this is just another teenie love story that will not be acknowledged at all. Hopefully I'm wrong, but thats the way it normally is.

This is the first movie this year that I have given a 10. I don't give out 10's easily, but there was seriously nothing wrong with this film. The pacing was perfect, the acting was phenomenal, the direction, editing and cinematography was exceptional and overall, this movie is one of the best romantic comedies that have ever touched the face of the earth. I encourage EVERYONE to go see this movie no matter what age you are and bring a packet of tissues as well. You'll need it.


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