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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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Josh Boone

Writers:

Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Hazel
Ansel Elgort ... Gus
Nat Wolff ... Isaac
Laura Dern ... Frannie
Sam Trammell ... Michael
Willem Dafoe ... Peter van Houten
Lotte Verbeek ... Lidewij
Ana Dela Cruz ... Dr. Maria
Randy Kovitz ... Dr. Simmons
Toni Saladna Toni Saladna ... Flight Attendant (as Toni Saladina)
David Whalen ... Gus' Dad
Milica Govich ... Gus' Mom
Allegra Carpenter ... Hostess
Emily Peachey ... Monica
Emily Bach Emily Bach ... Monica's Mom
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Storyline

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.

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They don't have forever, they have each other. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

Nickelodeon posters are seen in the game room. Nat Wolff (Isaac) was in The Naked Brothers Band (2007), a Nickelodeon show. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo is darker than normal, and when it's fully appeared it pans upward to a star-filled sky. See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended version contains 5 additional scenes with 1 alternate scene as follows:
  • When Hazel tells her mother that she is going to Amsterdam, Frannie consents but wants her to see the doctor. Hazel evades the question of whether she's in relationship with Gus. The next morning, both mother and daughter visit Dr. Maria who has reservations about her health and says that she would approve if someone who is familiar with her condition accompanies Hazel for the trip - Hazel suggests her mother for that.
  • When Gus messages her, Hazel simply switches off the phone.
  • The "grenade talk" between Gus and Hazel is not as serious in tone than in the theatrical version.
  • Following the "grenade talk", Gus and Hazel talk about finding the most creative title for their classified ad for the swing. Gus admits of liking her but they just shake hands.
  • John Green's cameo is longer here. The little girl that Hazel meets in the airport asks her about the tubes on her nose. The man (Green) wants to apologize, but Hazel explains the whole thing and even allows her to try it. She thanks Hazel and then leaves with him. Gus' hands are wet so he wipes it with her jacket.
  • When Gus is driven to the hospital in an ambulance with Hazel accompanying her, he asks her to either tell a story or a poem. She recites poem 'The Red Wheelbarrow'.
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Connections

Referenced in Kiss and Cry (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bomfalleralla
Written by Magnus Lidehäll and Herbert Munkhammar
Performed by Afasi & Filthy
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Sweden AB
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Let's just be honest here
2 March 2015 | by bez1218See all my reviews

OK so here's the thing. I was so not going to bother writing a review for this movie. Yes I loved it however there were things in the book I think should have been in the movie. That's why I give it a 9 not a 10! Now the reason I'm writing this review, this movie is sad. It promises to be sad just by the decription and the trailer. Looking at the cover tells you that it's going to be romantic. If you do not like these types of movies or you are a heartless bonehead like the guy that gave this heartfelt movie a 1 and wishes he could have given a 0, do not watch this movie. My fiancé put it right, this movie (and book) is The Notebook on steroids! You will cry.You will get mad at the crying because it won't stop. And above all you will watch it again and again thinking each time you'll make it without a single tear. That will not happen but you'll try anyway. Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters will steal your heart and the end is the hardest part. Yes someone dies but who I won't spoil that. Its not who you think btw.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,002,523, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$124,872,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,166,834
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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