First of all, this is not the movie to watch if you are under observation for a month because of a “slightly” elevated WBC (white blood cells) count in your medical results. My hypochondriac tendencies started to kick in. I see myself in Hazel’s shoes and imagine that her situation is my reality. You see, sometimes we tend to over-sympathize with fictional characters so much.
Anyway, on with my thoughts about the movie. Second movie I watched alone. I do love John Green’s writing especially his quotable quotes but I have yet to see a book adaptation that I love more than the book or at least do the book justice with regards to character build up and transition. I bawled my eyes out while reading the book. the movie not as much.
The book/movie revolves around the theme of sickness, death/dying, love in the most unexpected manner and appreciating life and looking at things with a positive outlook despite your circumstances. No matter what your circumstances are, there is always a silver lining if you just look for it.
Pain demands to be felt.
You can only release the pain you are keeping inside if you allow yourself to feel it fully. there is no easy way out. You have to be consumed by it entirely to be able to release it completely.
Some infinities are greater than other infinities.
People come and people go in your life. Some stay longer than others and some just pass by. But everyone has a lesson or two to share to you.
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you.
I totally agree on this one. Everyone has the power to hurt you and you alone have to power to give it to them. Some people you can ignore when you are wronged but some others will cut through your heart like a hot knife through butter no matter how small or trivial the reason is. Ironically, the people you love and care about so much are the ones who have the greatest power to hurt you. Some times its worth the pain, some times not.
That about sums up all my The Fault In Our stars feels.