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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One sick love story See more »

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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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Trivia

Although this is the first film to be successfully adapted from a John Green novel (his fifth), it is not the first to have its film rights be sold. In 2005, the film rights for Green's debut novel, Looking for Alaska, was purchased by Paramount. Although the success of The Fault in Our Stars has reignited interest in Paramount to start production, Green revealed in 2016 that "It has always fallen apart of one reason or another." See more »

Goofs

Arriving on the departure airport, the departures timetable is briefly shown. The flight numbers and destinations, including gate numbers, are all from flights which depart from Luxembourg Airport in Luxembourg. Most flight numbers and destinations are from Luxair, except for Amsterdam and Zurich. However, the 9723 Munich flight hasn't been flown via Saarbrucken since a couple of years, which means the shot is already a couple of years old. 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

References Say Anything (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonjour Bonjour
Written by Philip Klein, Maria De Angelis and Pierre Frison
Performed by Maria De Angelis
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music Group
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Was this shot on film? Cause there's a lot of chemistry involved!
31 May 2014 | by SemidieuSee all my reviews

This movie, simply put, is worth each and every one of its 125 minutes. Including the closing credits, that you need to dry your eyes and think about what you just saw. It's the inspiring story of two young people who are no different then all of us, as they both are in the process of dieing. Though Hazel Grace and Augustus are more aware of this fact of life; because their „eternity" has an expiration date, set by Hazels terminal illness: Cancer.

As the viewer is put on an emotional roller-coaster, alongside the feelings and attitudes towards life and love the two teens share, this movie will be a key to many locked doors in the recepients minds. And through these doors we are lead by an ensemble of actors who are amazingly sensitive in their portrayal of personalities and emotions.

The writing and directing is so brilliantly executed, that you have sympathy with every character this movie so caringly brings to (short) life. Even when they oppose another you feel unable to take sides. Because you find yourself sharing both. And when the credits role - like the tears on your cheek - you realize, that these opposing views are one and the same after all: Life.


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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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1.85 : 1
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