Movie review: The Fault In Our Stars

Movie review: The Fault In Our Stars

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG13) 119 minutes / Now showing

 3½ ***

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is depressed from battling thyroid cancer.

But when the 17-year-old meets the sunny Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), 18, at a support group, things start looking up. Gus' osteosarcoma is in remission but he had to have his leg amputated.

The film has humour and a little bit of sexiness to lighten the gloom. The connection between Hazel and Gus feels genuine and deep as they have to contemplate death and their place in the world along with more mundane concerns.

This article was first published on July 4, 2014.
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