Claps for: Doing complete justice to John Green's Novel with the same title.
Slaps for: Anyone that tries to disturb another person watching this movie.
Popcorn Refill: Don't even think about it! Just in case you're starving and badly need it, you can run out as soon as the intermission begins, but make sure you run like the wind straight back to your seat as soon as the popcorn box makes its way into your hands. You wouldn't want to miss a single second of this beautiful depiction of love.
Story: Those who have read the novel are well versed about this story that sways between love and what it does to people who know their days are numbered. A deep story about two cancer victims that fall in love is put in the simplest way possible. With complications flowing so smoothly, you'll wonder if you have signed up for a romantic comedy at some point.
Performances: Shailene Woodley, who plays the lead character 'Hazel Grace', has done a phenomenal job with her performance as she was completely in sync with her character throughout the movie. Ansel Elgort is the one to watch out for, everything about his performance in this film is worth the praises he is about to receive. Nat Wolf's performance along with Laura Dern and Sam Trammell was commendable as supporting roles.
Note- All of the actors in this film have done more than just 'acting'. Their performance really manages to bring John Green's novel to life.
Direction: Josh Boone has directed this film in such a manner that it makes corners of your lips slightly curve upwards, then it makes you laugh, then it has you trying hard not to cry and in the end you still leave the theatre with a hint of a smile. Though the novel is a little more detailed, he manages to squeeze in most of it and doesn't disappoint people who have already read it.
Combo on offer:
It has almost become a fad to say 'It was better in the books'. We're familiar with readers who go and judge the movie versions of books just so they could find faults with them. This movie has the power to have even non-readers go and steal a copy of the novel.
Final Verdict: With 90% claps for this film already, we join in and say it's a safe watch after recent box office failures.
Beware of people who say, 'It's a sad story dude, don't watch it'. You'll be surprised at the number of times it can make you laugh (way more than Humshakals did).
Don't be surprised if you hear sobs from the same person sitting next to you, who was laughing 5 minutes before that.