ELLE reviews The Fault In Our Stars

Starring Shailene Woodley

Remember Twilight? That book that topped international bestseller lists and was subsequently made in to a blockbuster film? Young adult novel The Fault In Our Stars (commonly referred to as TFIOS by its fans) is following suit, in a spectacular fashion – the film adaptation made £28.6m in its opening weekend at the US box office.

TFIOS, a tale of two teenagers living with cancer, is ultimately a love story. And despite the protagonists' extraordinary circumstances, it’s relatable – a poignant, philosophical, moving and funny snapshot of young love. The less said about our own (with hindsight, cringe-tastic) teenage romances, the better.

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It’s a faithful book-to-script adaptation, so fans of the book should be pleased, and the film itself is beautifully shot with great performances from Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace and Ansel Elgort as Augustus. A Willem Dafoe cameo secures TFIOS a place on our list of must-watch summer movies.

The Fault In Our Stars is out 19 June.

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