Saturday, June 7, 2014

TFIOS Experience!

      I was a one hell lucky girl when I got the chance to have an advance screening ticket for two from Jam 88.3 before it hits theaters. I was so eager to get a ticket that I always send a message to my friends who are working from the said radio station. Now you know how and where I got my movie pass. But before I watch it, I didn't have the chance to read the story though I have a soft copy in my phone. I chose not to read it because I want everything to be a surprise. I don't want to see myself inside the movie house comparing the film from its book. I only want to enjoy every bit of its plot and I did really enjoy it, a lot!

         Before I give the summary of the story, I'll give first a short background about the film. The film is based on the bestselling novel written by John Green, an American author of young adult fiction who also wrote Looking For Alaska which is his debut novel. TFIOS is his most recent novel published in January 2012. It has a whopping 10 million copies in print and has spent 130 consecutive weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

        The Fault in our stars or known as TFIOS is a love story about Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (played by Theo James). They met in a cancer support group and fell in love with each other. Hazel, who has terminal cancer, carries around an oxygen tank at all times. Gus lost a leg to cancer. In one of the meetings she catches the eye of a teenage boy, and through the course of the meeting she learns the boy's name is Augustus Waters. After the meeting, Gus approached Hazel then they talked for a while. He invited her to his house where they revealed their diseases. Hazel reveals she has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Augustus had osteosarcoma, but he is now cancer-free after having his leg amputated. Though they both have diseases, it doesn't hinders them in finding true connection that goes beyond their shared illness, a connection based on a mutual love of witty banter and hardcore philosophizing. When Gus finds out that Hazel’s biggest dream is to meet her favorite author Peter Van Houten and find out what happens after his novel “An Imperial Affliction” stops mid-sentence, Gus paid all the expenses and flew to Amsterdam where the author lives to get Hazel’s questions answered. Apparently, the question was not being answered but a secret was revealed. So if you guys want to know the secret, read the book or watch the movie. 

          This movie is just a typical love story that sometimes happened in our society but this story will let you see and feel the deeper meaning of love. It'll give you so much realizations and life lessons. My only advice is to bring a handkerchief or a tissue with you, cause I'll guarantee you'll burst into tears because pain demands to be felt.

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