Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
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
Laura Dern and Willem DaFoe did not make the trip to film in Amsterdam. All scenes with them were filmed in Pittsburgh. See more »
In the restaurant scene in Amsterdam, any person receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula sitting at a table with lighted candles is considered very dangerous. See more »
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 »
While I'm Alive
Written by Joshua Hodges, Keil Corcoran, Patrick Morris and Shawn Glassford
Performed by Starfucker (as STRFKR)
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
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Why does this film have such a high rating? I've been tricked so many times this year by high-ratings and rave reviews to films which have turned out to me absolutely atrocious that I'm losing my faith in film critics and the cinema-going public alike.
I was promised this film would be a tearjerker, but the only thing that jerked was my gag reflex. I have never met a more obnoxious and irritating character as Augustus Waters and the whole script was painfully cheesy for about 80% of the film.
I strongly recommend you do not see this movie.
Even if you are paid to watch it.
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