Director: Josh Boone
Writers: screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Based on a book by Josh Green.
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
‘I fell in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, then all at once’
I totally agree. There’s no such thing as ‘Love at first sight’. Definitely not. Just wanted to lay down my opinion there.
Okay. So the thing is, I stumbled on this movie. It wasn’t on my list of ‘To Watch’ movies so you can imagine how the beauty of it all hit me. And boy it hit me real hard. I was short of words. Not just because I was impressed but mainly because I was in tears for the better half of the movie. Like literally speaking. I couldn’t hold myself. There it is again. Just writing about it makes me tear up *blows nose*
The lines. Oh my, the lines of this movie were the highlight of it all. It was like watching real life romantic scenes. Didn’t seem like fiction atall. It felt so real my heart was actually ‘heavy’ afterwards.
The storyline for The Fault In Our Stars built up in that dedicated way of making the viewers eager to see what happens next. No rush but in just the right pace.
Glad I haven’t read the book else the whole twist wouldn’t have been as satisfying as it was. Most romantic movies hardly have any ‘suspense’ (if I may use that word) but this in my opinion did. That suspense you get when you don’t know what tomorrow holds. *sigh* If I keep going I think I may bawl. So moving on…
From Shailene Woodley’s eyes filled with unspoken emotions to Ansel Elgort’s corky grin…so pleasing to watch just like a breath of fresh air.
Then there was Nat Wolfe, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Sam Trammell. No other acts could’ve done it better. Everyone had a part to play that left a mark right where they were supposed to. A string of characters that ‘played’ well together. I like to call them. Beautiful…that’s the word to describe this cast.
I don’t believe a cast can be that good without a director with a keen eye for perfection. This was a job wonderfully done by Josh Boone. Everything was a total package. The scenery, the envisions, the aura…they all worked well as one system.
I’m beginning to sound off balance cause there are really no words to describe how this movie affected me. Hey, I’m not saying it would be the same for every other person that sees it. I just happen to be somewhat of a hopeless romantic and this pretty much awakened that side of me that has been poking for quite sometime now. Yeah. Story of my life *blows nose again *
Its not the end of 2014 yet and unfortunately only one movie can get the Soda, Popcorn and Hotdog rating here at SnP. So I would wait till the 31st December before I do make this solid decision.
But I am more than certain that it would rule the romantic movies that would be released this year.
Till then, I crown The Fault In Our Stars with a Popcorn and Soda.
Okay. I have to go wash my face now. My mascara has run down and is making me look like Marilyn Manson’s reflection.