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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS <span>(2014)</span> artwork

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 123

Release dates 03/11/2014, 13/10/2014, 19/06/2014

BBFCInsight terminal illness theme, strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Josh Boone,Not known

Cast includes Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Lotte Verbeek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Boone

Summary Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a drama, adapted from a young adult novel, about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love and support each other as they face their uncertain futures. There is also a Q & A session with cast and crew.

Theme

The film deals with various aspects of terminal illness and portrays the physical pain and debilitating nature of the characters’ conditions. It shows their courage and resourcefulness, as well as their vulnerability, as they confront mortality with a determination to enjoy life on their own terms. The film’s overall treatment of these themes is sensitive and the characters’ actions are presented as examples of how positive outcomes can be achieved from adversity.

Language

There is one use of strong language (‘f**k’) and also milder bad language such as ‘freaking’, 'goddamn’, ‘bollock’, ‘hell’, ‘shit’, ‘asshole’, ‘douche pants’, 'son of a bitch', 'piss off', 'bastard', 'bitch' and 'whore'.

The film contains a discreet implication of sexual activity, mild sex references, a passing reference to soft drugs, and indications of a character’s alcoholism. There are also scenes in which a character is seen with a cigarette in his mouth which is never lit or smoked. The character explains that this is his way of challenging his illness and facing up to mortality.

Trailer

Details

Also known as
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS EXTENDED VERSION
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
23/09/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF308438

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