All this is making me feel a lot like Van Houten. Hazel proposes the trip to her mother but is rejected due to financial and medical constraints. From the aforementioned Times article: 'You can put a book down anytime and take an emotional break, but you can't do that with a movie,' Mr. But because it gave them a new sense of life and the ability to understand one another. One day during her trip to the group, Hazel bumps into Augustus Waters Ansel Elgort. Woodley and Elgort were filmed on a canal-side public bench.
At the behest of her mother Frannie Laura Dern , father Michael Sam Trammell , and her doctor Maria Ana Dela Cruz , she attends a cancer support group at a church called the Literal Heart of Jesus. Augustus dies eight days later. Eventually, Hazel finds out that Augustus had torn the written pages out of his notebook and mailed them to Van Houten so he could use them to compose a eulogy about Hazel. He then puts a cigarette in his mouth, which upsets Hazel because it has ruined her impression of him. One evening during a phone conversation, Gus tells Hazel that he tracked down Van Houten's assistant and got a response from a message he wrote to him. Principal photography began on August 26, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a few additional days in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, before concluding on October 16, 2013.
Hazel starts to call for an ambulance, despite Gus's pleas. They are a big slap in the face to the living. Augustus invites his blind best friend Isaac and Hazel to his pre-funeral, where they deliver eulogies that they have both prepared. He tells her that her keeping her distance from him does not lessen his affection toward her. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile. Archived from on April 17, 2014. She has a tube on her nose connecting to an oxygen tank.
Check out our Fault in Our Stars themed! Woodley plays Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters, another cancer patient, played by Elgort. After their return to , Augustus' health worsens. Eventually Hazel learns that Augustus sent the pages to Van Houten because he wanted Van Houten to use the pages to compose a well-written eulogy about Hazel. The soundtrack was released by on May 19 in the U. He gives Hazel a piece of paper which she crumples up asking him to leave. He never attended divinity school, however, because his experience working in the hospital with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses inspired him to become a writer.
Angered by his assistant's actions, he taunts Hazel for seeking serious answers to a piece of fiction and belittles her medical condition. Not just because they met at support group. Before she sends him out of her car, Van Houten gives Hazel a letter, which she crumples up and throws away. He invites her to stop by if she is ever in Amsterdam. Lidewij accompanies them out, feeling sorry for the way Van Houten acted. Because of her cancer, she uses a portable oxygen tank to breathe properly.
She also learns that her mother is taking classes to become a Support Group leader, and is relieved that there will be life for her parents after she dies. After a medical setback, Hazel's doctors eventually agree to allow the trip, since they expect that she will soon become incapable of doing anything at all. The Lancasters receive a phone call in the middle of the night to hear the news. They head back to the hotel where they make love for the first and only time. Hazel uses a line from An Imperial Affliction, which states that there are infinite numbers between zero and one, and an even larger infinity between zero and two. This was my first impression after seeing the movie.
Gus is stunned by how beautiful Hazel looks. Hence, though ostensibly different, both third acts accomplish the same goal, and the film remains faithful to the book. The book itself has captured many readers and viewers of the newly released movie version. After seeing the movie today, I have a few things to say. She drives over there to find him sitting in his car, covered in his own mucus and vomit, with an infection in his abdomen from the G-tube. Mom insists that Hazel attends weekly cancer support group meetings where comedian is the amusingly earnest leader. Her parents rush her to the hospital, with Gus waiting outside since he is not allowed in family only.
During dinner, they talk about life and death and Augustus shares that he fears he will die without having done anything extraordinary. Overjoyed, Hazel tells her mother, and while she wants to make her daughter happy, she knows she wouldn't be able to afford it. Woodley and Dern breathe a ghost into the machine. But on the whole, the scribes give their audience a good deal of credit, looping in some interesting references to neuroethics and calculus without overexplaining or dumbing them down. When Hazel and Gus first get to Amsterdam, they go to a restaurant and find that Van Houten paid for their meal and champagne. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.