What Makes 'The Fault in Our Stars' So Buzzworthy?
By DAVID WEINER
June 05, 2014
Divergent star Shailene Woodley is back on the big screen this weekend in the ultimate romantic tearjerker, and it's not simply because of her newfound fame. What makes The Fault in Our Stars so buzzworthy? ET has the answers...
First off, the book that the movie is based on is a huge bestseller: With seven million copies in print, it spent 46 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Plus, it's got huge social media traction: Author John Green has over two million Twitter followers.
So what's it about? Shailene plays Hazel and Ansel Elgort plays Gus, two extraordinary teens who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, the film co-stars Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe.
Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love), The Fault in Our Stars arrives in theaters this weekend.