“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.“Augustus,” I said.
“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
This quote probably encapsulates the whole essence of the tear jerking movie that we watched last Sunday which coincidentally also happened to be Fathers Day ( A Hallmark Holiday commemorating the role of our Father’s in our lives).
After dining with our Dad we scampered off to watch the much talked about movie based from the Best Selling novel by John Green. We just wanted to see, what was all the fuss about and if it was really worth our tears. People filled the movie like ants and everyone was raving on “How Awesome” the movie was on Social Media.
Take note: I haven’t read the book yet, but after watching the movie I felt like it was a necessity to pore over the pages of this novel. It was a refreshing take on the usual tweetums or hopelessly romantic stories like “A Walk to Remember” where the protagonist also dies from cancer.
This provides us with a fresh point of view on cancer stricken teenagers afflicted with regular teenager hurdles like “making friends”, “falling in love” and making the most out of life and living your life to it’s fullest potential.
The movie portrays their acerbic wit and their seemingly profound understanding of the world around them and how their disease plays a role in it. Gus, doesn’t let his illness stop him from making the most of his life while they embark on a venture to Amsterdam to meet and greet their favorite author Peter Van Houten who also wrote about cancer, which the protagonists can clearly relate to.
Hazel’s parents are very supportive throughout the movie, I admire her Mother’s indomitable spirit since I know it’s quite hard for her accepting her child’s debilitating illness, so she tries to give her the best of both worlds despite it.
I got teary eyed towards the end of the movie, because I knew that it was worth the money and the time. It provokes such a “feel good feeling” afterwards that you know the depth of the movie was cushioned in a “Star Crossed Lovers setting”. No wonder, this was one of the highly grossing movies out in the market now.