Monday, 9 June 2014

The Fault In Our Stars - spoilers may be within


I read the novel by John Green last year and I felt every word. I hadn't really cried reading a book since Dobby and Dumbledore died. Those tears were nothing like the ones I shed over the fates of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters.

The movie was released last week and I tried to read the novel again to remind myself of the storyline. I read the first six chapters before I couldn't read any more. I knew what was coming and I couldn't go through with it. I closed it and leant to a friend.

This weekend, I went to watch the movie with MrIceGuy, I took in tissues. And I needed them. The movie is as close to the book as it could be in the time frame. It is a no holds barred emotional train wreck and I don't think there was a dry eye in the cinema. At one point I think, everyone was crying. Not just a little tear trickling daintily down their cheek, it was the painful gripping of your stomach as you try to breath through the pain kind of cry. Actual body rocking sobbing.

I think seeing the characters as real people made the sorrow that much more real. I connected with the parents more and I could feel their pain for their kids. I could feel the pain from them all.

It was painful to watch, but I left feeling relief and love for all my loved ones. And grateful for a brief insight into the pain that is watching loved ones suffer and not being able to do a single thing about it.



All images are taken from this blog: The Fault In Our Stars Movie



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