Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars


 My Rating: 5/10

 I have not read the books, which is a shocker.  I always try to read a book of a movie before I see the movie, but this was a little different.  I never wanted to read the book, and after hearing what people were saying about it I didn’t want any part of it.  I read books like this one when I was in high school.  Books about kids with cancer or some other kind of disease that causes them to die in the end.  They were all love stories and it always made me angry.  I read the pages of these love stories, watched people fall in love just to lose the one person they love the most.  I hated it.

For some reason I decided to go see “The Fault in Our Stars.”  My cousin and I discussed seeing it and I really wanted to go to the movies.  So, that was the movie that one my quick decision of what to see.

I went into this movie expecting to ball my eyes out.  I wanted to cry…that was one of the reasons I was going.  They say it’s healthy to cry every once in a while, so I wanted to cry over a silly movie.  I don’t cry a lot, but my eyes turned into Niagara Falls at the end of “The Notebook.”  I seriously went and hid in my bathroom because I couldn’t hold back the flow of salt water leaking from my body.

I half expected the same reaction while watching “The Fault in Our Stars.”  Sadly, I was disappointed.  It was like going to see a horror movie and not getting scared.  The world of movies has just let me down once again!

The movie was sad.  It was also an okay movie.  The actors were fantastic. Which is the other reason I went to see the movie.  I wanted to see if Shailene Woodly really was a good actress.  I watched her in “Secret Life of an American Teenager” but I hated the character she played, which led me to almost hate Woodly as well.  I will say, after seeing the movie, I will admit that I think she is a fantastic actress.  I didn’t get to see her in “Divergent” because I wanted to read the book first, and I never got to it so I never got to see the movie.

I am a sucker for a love story.  Watching the two teenagers fall in love was satisfying.  The love story was so sweet I wanted to hang myself.  It really was a beautiful love story, it just wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be.

Have you ever seen the movie “Cry Baby” with Johnny Depp?  Johnny Depp’s Character is Cry Baby, and he is called that because he can only cry one tear.  One lonely tear.  Well, I have something in common with Cry Baby…

One lonely tear.

That is all I cried during this movie.

Would I see it again?  Maybe if someone buys the DVD or Blu Ray and wants me to watch it with them.  Will I read the book?  I do actually plan to read the book.  I might would watch the movie again to do a comparison between the book and the movie, but that would be about the only reason to watch the movie again.  I enjoyed it, really I did, it’s just not my kind of movie.  It’s one of those where I have seen it once and see no need in seeing it again.  Maybe 10 years down the road I will watch it again, just because I forgot what it was about.  Who knows.

I actually feel I sort of wasted my money going to see this movie.  But that is really nothing new, I always pick the wrong movies to go see.

Have you seen “The Fault in Our Stars”?  What did you think about it?


One thought on “Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

  1. lorellepage says:

    I haven’t seen the movie, only read the book. I felt like I was the only person in the world who gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Not sure why. I just didn’t connect with the characters and I felt so guilty :S. I think I did get teary, but I felt like all the characters were all talking like they were twenty years older than they were. I also loved the notebook 🙂

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