“The Fault In Our Stars,” occasionally shortened to “TFIOS,” might just have been the most anticipated film of 2014 for lovers of the young adult novel. Adapted from John Green’s #1 bestseller, “TFIOS” follows the story of Hazel, a young girl fighting against lung cancer. At a support group for fellow “cancer kids” Hazel meets Gus. Together, they share a sarcastic wit, an obsession with a certain book An Imperial Affliction and an incredible love.
The film stars young actress Shailene Woodley as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as Gus. The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Sam Trammel.
Right before the international release of the film, June 6, The Focus Pull published a the top 10 scenes we couldn’t wait to see in the adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars. Now, we look back at “TFIOS” and give you ten reasons why this is the best book adaptation of the year.
What do you think? Did we miss another reason why this adaptation is the best? Or you don’t agree with our verdict at all? Let us know in the comments!
10. Natt Wolff
Nat Wolff, who starred in Josh Boone’s debut “Stuck In Love,” plays the part of Isaac, a fellow cancer patient and friend to both Gus and Hazel. In the course of the film, Isaac becomes blind. Despite the fact that Isaac does not have that much screen time, Wolff’s character does feature in one of the most tragic and one of the most funny scenes of “TFIOS.”
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Wolff says: “This character (Isaac) was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever played. I thought it was going to be easy and then when I met with blind people, I realized that there is a lot of rage within this people, but they’re also really funny.” In preparation for his role as Isaac, Wolff would close his eyes, put on sunglasses and walk around the streets with his mother leading him around. “I even threw eggs in the park with my mom!” – just like his character does with Hazel and Gus in the film.
I was pleasantly surprised by Wolff and his performance in “TFIOS.” His character was this funny and, at times, tragic break from the main focus of the film: Hazel and Gus’ love story. Wolff gives Isaac a certain sassiness, which is really fun to watch.