ONE SICK LOVE STORY.
16-year-old Hazel (Shailene Woodley), who is dying of cancer, meets 18-year-old Augustus (Ansel Elgort), who has survived bone cancer, at a support group and they strike up a connection… A box office success, and a breakthrough for its young stars who are very likable; Woodley also delivers a performance that is very touching. The movie as a whole has a ring of truth at times, wallows in sentimentality that is less convincing at other moments, but is still a good story about how to make the best of a young life that is about to end soon. Well made, with an attractive visit to Amsterdam, and an excellent supporting turn by Laura Dern.
2014-U.S. 125 min. Color. Directed by Josh Boone. Novel: John Green. Cast: Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace Lancaster), Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters), Nat Wolff (Isaac), Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe.