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The Fault in Our Stars trailer: I’m not seeing it

I understand that half the Internet had an orgasm yesterday because this trailer was released, but I’m gonna have to wait before I can care about this movie. Because I hated it when it came out in 2012 as the ridiculous cancer porn Now Is Good. And the director of Fault is Josh Boone, who made last year’s awful Stuck in Love, which is a pile of drippy, dull shit full of people it’s impossible to care about moaning about how terrible life is.

Before you leave an angry comment, please note that I’m not dissing the novel by John Green that everyone loves, and which has prompted the enthusiasm for this trailer. I haven’t read the book — I’ll take your word for it that it’s amazing. But that doesn’t automatically mean the movie version of it will be.

US/Canada release date: Jun 6 2014 | UK release date: Jun 20 2014
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  • Bluejay

    And the director of Fault is Josh Boone, who made last year’s awful Stuck in Love, which is a pile of drippy, dull shit full of people it’s impossible to care about moaning about how terrible life is.

    Well, if Boone manages to turn the story of Fault into THAT, that would be quite a reverse-miracle. Because, as you said, the book is wonderful.

    We’ll see.

  • Drave

    You should definitely read the book. It’s so much more than what the trailers show, and I suspect the movie will be as well. John Green has a fairly unprecedented level of intimacy with his readers, and we have all been following the story of this movie since day one. He has been more involved with the production than any YA author that isn’t JK Rowling, and he has put his stamp of approval on the finished product. I understand why the trailer was marketed this way, and every scene in it is in the book, but the story itself is very much the opposite of cancer porn. One of its major themes has to do with the wrongness of the way our culture treats terminally ill people, and how their cancer is not the most interesting or the most important thing about them. It’s one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read, and I hope you can find time to read it before the movie comes out, although I will of course be curious to hear your final reaction to the movie either way.

  • RogerBW

    The trailer’s certainly being made to appeal to the cancer porn crowd…

    I guess they are a crowd now, if they’re being marketed at.

    o god