Get the tissues prepared—this one’s a tearjerker! Thousands and thousands of readers fell in love with 16-year-old most cancers affected person Hazel Lancaster and 17-year-old amputee Augustus Waters when The Fault in Our Stars was revealed in 2012. This Friday, co-stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort carry novelist John Inexperienced‘s beloved characters to life when the Fox 2000 Photos drama premieres in theaters nationwide.
Woodley, 22, and Elgort, 20, earned raves for his or her roles because the Prior siblings in Divergent, however does their onscreen chemistry work when the actors are paired as love pursuits? The critics weigh in:
• “Ms. Woodley performs practically each scene with a plastic oxygen tube anchored to her nostrils and splayed throughout her face (Hazel’s most cancers impacts her lungs), however her un-self-conscious efficiency is the right mirror of her character’s pragmatic temperament,” A.O. Scott of The New York Times writes. “As a result of she by no means asks for our approval, we’re fully in her thrall. Gus, in the meantime, is such a good-looking bundle of chivalry, optimistic power and impish self-deprecation that we might swoon over him even earlier than Hazel does.” The Fault in Our Stars, Scott writes, “is a tragic love story,” however “it is usually an ideal and irresistible fantasy. Hazel and Gus possess an absolute ethical authority, a capability to say the reality of their expertise that few can share and plenty of may covet… The loudest weeping you hear—together with your individual—might come up not from grief or admiration, however from envy.”