Yes, I was one of those who has been waiting for months for the opening of The Fault in Our Stars. I read the book a few years ago and fell in love with the characters and with John Green. In fact, I ran out and read almost all of his books soon thereafter. (I have yet to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson, but it is on my list.)
My husband and my twenty-one-year-old daughter had both read the book as well, so we decided that it was the perfect Father’s Day activity for the family. We all loved it.
I realize that the target audience for this movie was females from twelve to twenty. After all, it was based on a YA novel. But I was not the only person over 50 in that audience. (And not just because my husband was there with me.) Yes, the main characters are teens with cancer, but it’s a beautiful story with great humor and heart that should appeal to any age.
And but it was not a sobfest of grandiose music that manipulates your tear ducts. In fact, the music was really good, the film stayed true to the book, and the acting was excellent. The two leads perfectly played Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).
So whether you’re 16 or 60, there is plenty to love about this movie.
I can’t wait for the next John Green book to come out.