Sixteen-year Hazel Grace Lankaster (Shaylin Vudli) slowly dies of lung cancer. The girl is held afloat by only experimental medicine which helps it more long, than to the majority of patients. At insistance of mother Hazel visits group of support for cancer patients, and once it gets acquainted there with 18-year-old Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) who lost a foot and basketball career in fight against osteosarcoma. Teenagers start to make eyes at once each other, and soon they become the best friends and a loving couple.
John Green wrote «Stars» under impression of acquaintance to the videoblogershy Esther Earl who has lived four years with an incurable form of a cancer are guilty. The girl died in 2010 at the age of 16 years
New teenage film hit (the film shot for kopeks already collected more than 280 million dollars in world hire), «Stars» – a specular reflection of "Twilight" are guilty. While Stephenie Meyer’s heroes lived eternally, but seemed emotionally dead and slightly reviving only during declarations of love, characters of the novel of John Green transferred on the screen die at the audience in the face of (some of them hold out to a final caption, but death for them – only a matter of time), however appear as embodiments of energy, wit and enterprise.
To play Hazel, Shaylin Vudli won a casting in which 150 young actresses participated
August, for example, easily could win competition on a rank of the most romantic protagonist among heroes of fresh "maiden" cinema. To devils gloomy and mysterious – long live the cheerful and open hero who spends the agonal desire (in America is the charity foundations granting of desire of mortally sick children) to go with the girlfriend to Amsterdam and to see her favourite writer (Uillem Defoe)! And as he makes a declaration of love! His words and are to be unpacked and hung up on a wall to make them the slogan of the life. We already saw Elgort in "Divergent" where he played the brother of heroine Vudli, but as Caleb the guy was only pale shadow. In «Stars» it are guilty sparkles not worse than "twilight" vampires and manages thus without special effects.
As usual in similar tapes, Hazel concedes to August in shine, but also appears as the girl with whom would be pleasantly and to get acquainted interestingly at any age. If not for the novel, for friendship and communication. Widely-read, witty, charming, staunch, self-assured, soberly seeing the matter and more caring of relatives, than about itself, as the romantic heroine gives to Hazel odds both gloomy Kitniss, and faded Bella, and looking at the darling from below up Tris. It do not spoil a short hairstyle natural to the cancer patient, канюля in a nose and a cylinder with oxygen without which the girl could not breathe.
From all young loving couples which we saw in recent years, Hazel and Augustus more everything deserves joint happiness. The destiny of these children which the destiny releases some months of happiness is more tragic than subjects. And the it would be desirable to cry more, when the picture beginning as the romantic comedy (though with a time viselny humour), gradually develops into the drama. It is necessary to be the severe and cynical critic that on a session of "Stars" to keep from tears. Fans and admirers of a genre sob violently, when see, how heroes in the face of approaching parting as they try to use efficiently each day which has remained with them safely keep and at what deep, atypical thoughts for teenagers directs their approach of death.
Whether there are at the film shortcomings? Yes, it is far not such dynamic cinema as teenage an action blockbusters, and even to measures of colloquial dramas «Be guilty stars» could motorny – especially in the first two thirds of a narration. Besides, the subject line connected with hero Defoe, turned out clumsy and, perhaps, excessive for a picture – no less than for the book («Stars» – the screen version close to the text are guilty). It was for certain possible to think up more graceful reason for travel to Amsterdam or it is more interesting to develop a subject of the favourite book of Hazel. At last, romanticism of a picture sometimes reads off scale and reaches platitude, and it is certain not cinema for people with especially delicate art taste.