Why Adults,Teens, and John Green are excited about The Fault in Stars movie #TFIOS


I’m excited about The Fault in Our Stars movie, are you? I am glad that I reviewed the book way back in 2012 before it was all the rage, though John Green was a popular YA author before this blockbuster of a book. My 15 1/2 year old daughter Amanda got to be a part of a phone interview with John Green. Hearing his excitement about the movie is contagious. He was honest and humorous:

I would tell you if it sucked. Well, actually probably they probably wouldn’t let me do this call if it sucked. But, no, it really was, it was so special. I was just ridiculously lucky.

This was one of the pictures that was released that got Amanda really excited, and I have to admit, seeing this scene makes me smile too:

A Fault In Our Stars

I think that one of the things that makes this story so universally appealing is we see so many forms of love. We see a parents’ love for their child, a children’s love for their parents, first love between teens, and the love for one’s friends (pictured so exuberantly above). I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I think that the movie might even intensify this, making it even more appealing to the audience of teens and their parents:

One of the bloggers on the call asked John Green what he saw differently as a result of the film adaptation:

When I was writing the book, I saw the world through Hazel’s eyes. I didn’t imagine the world through Gus’s eyes or the world through Hazel’s parents’ eyes as much. I mean, I guess I connected a lot to Hazel’s dad, so maybe there was some empathy there. But, I was trying to stay narrowly in Hazel’s mind and seeing the world as Hazel would see it.

And so, seeing the movie, I thought very differently about Augustus and about Hazel’s parents, and even about Van Houten.

The Van Houten reference reminds me that even though I feel as if I’ve been inundated with images and quotes and reactions from this movie — that there are still things we haven’t seen. I haven’t seen or heard anything about him in the previews, so that’s a whole element of the movie waiting to be uncovered and discovered. We’ll be there on June 6, will you?

Please read more about Amanda’s interview with John Green at 5 Minutes for Mom where you’ll get more insider information about why it’s going to be great.


Have you heard about this? We can’t go, because my daughter has a commitment that night, but it sounds fun:

“The Night Before Our Stars” will feature an advanced screening allowing fans to be the first to see the film.  This memorable evening will also include an exclusive live stream Q&A with Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, as well as author John Green, director Joshua Boone and producer Wyck Godfrey.
WHAT: The Night Before Our Stars
WHEN: June 5th, 8:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Central / 6:30pm Mountain / 5:30pm Pacific
WHERE: Tickets on sale NOW at http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com
Attendees will also receive a beautiful commemorative charm bracelet and an exclusive poster from the film!

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Twentieth Century Fox invited our writer to be a part of a conference call with author John Green on a phone interview, but no other promotional consideration was given for this post.


  1. says

    I would LOVE to go to the showing the night before, but I’m not sure that I have any friends who are that gung-ho… I’m putting out feelers to friends and on FB, so we’ll see. At some point, I’ll go see this movie! If I don’t get to see it the first weekend, I might see about going with my mom the following week, since we’ll be on vacation together. :)

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