The Fault In Our Stars DVD Review

A captivating love-story

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One of the biggest and most talked about films of 2014 comes to DVD this November. If you haven’t seen The Fault In Our Stars yet or just want to relive this bittersweet love story, you won’t be disappointed.

Based on John Green‘s best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars focuses on the love story between Hazel and Gus, two teenage cancer sufferers who meet at a cancer support group who share an acerbic wit and a disdain for the conventional.

A film about teenage Cancer may sound depressing but it’s anything but. Instead it delivers a sweet story of hope, courage, humour and living in the moment. That’s not to say you won’t shed a tear, in fact if you don’t at least get a lump in your throat you will be in the minority (and most likely dubbed as cold by your friends).

If you’ve read the book you know what happens in the movie but don’t let that deter you from watching the story come to life on-screen. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort both give superb and careful performances on what could have been a cliché romcom. Hazel and Gus have different views on the inevitably their situation poses on them, with Gus at times perhaps too good to be true but in this instance I’ll let that slide for the sake of a beautifully told story. The film is a story of facing unlikely challenges and acceptance that life isn’t perfect but that a shouldn’t deter from embracing love.  Laura Dern and Sam Trammell also star as Hazel’s parents.

A well-loved story faithfully adapted, The Fault In Our Stars is sure to bring smiles and tears to any audience.

The Fault In Our Stars is out to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from today (3rd November 2014).