Probably not the best time to go see this movie is the day before your son goes in for surgery, even if it's just for a torn ACL, or so they said. Still, there is a lot of crying and you know....death, loss, almost dying, sickness, the thought of losing your child and what parents must go through.
And yeah, so I am sitting there holding my son's hand through most of the movie trying not to be too loud with my crying- you know how you need to wail but you know you shouldn't? That was me- and I'm thinking "What am I doing here today???". But my son wasn't bothered by it. He was more worried that I wouldn't be able to keep it together long enough to drive us home.
I don't go to a lot of movies. Even less books turned into movies. But other than some things being out of order, I found this one to be done remarkably well and close to the book. I will definitely be buying the soundtrack because the music were a great accent to the feelings being portrayed at the time. It's just an excellent movie, really all around.
And, if you need to clear your emotional trunk, you know the one with all that junk you keep locked away that builds up until it's so full and you're irritable and you just really need to cry but you can't? This movie will give you every reason to cry. It isn't always sad. It isn't always happy. I am such a visual person and seeing Hazel Grace up there feeling like a grenade and seeing Gus up there philosophizing about oblivion made the book come alive for me. If only all book to movie adaptations were done as well as this one.
If you enjoyed the novel, The Fault in Our Stars, you will most likely enjoy the movie as it stays very true to the book. The actors seemed to really understand their parts and their characters and nothing was overdone for the sake of drama. It was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green only on the big screen. Well Done Hollywood!