The Fault In Our Stars left many fans crying at the end of the movie. In fact, The Fault In Ours Stars was so touching and made such a human connection that a Bollywood version of the film is in development. According to the Indy Star, Dharma Productions’ Karan Johar has secured the rights to the movie.
The Fault In Our Stars is a 2014 romantic teen movie that is loosely inspired by the true story of Esther Grace Earl, and is based on the novel by John Green. The Fault In Our Stars is directed by John Boone and written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The Fault In Our Stars cast stars Shailene Woodley, Nat Wolff, and Ansel Elgort. It is a Temple Hill Entertainment production.
The Fault In Our Stars centers around two teenagers who have cancer: Augustus, aka Gus, is in remission, and Hazel Grace still has it. Hazel Grace is bored with attending a local support group until she meets Gus, a handsome boy who has a big personality. Gus makes Hazel Grace realize that there is more to life than dwelling on the fact that they have cancer. He awakens in Grace a new desire to live life and tap into her passions. Gus is also madly in love with her, but Grace holds back because she doesn’t want to break his heart.
A tear-jerker for sure, the New York Times calls The Fault In Our Stars a “tragic love story” that is a “perfect and irresistible fantasy.” The Washington Post calls it “a wise, warm, funny and touching romantic drama about two teenage cancer patients who bond over a shared illness.”
The true story that inspired The Fault In Our Stars is, as previously mentioned, based on real-life cancer patient Esther Grace Earl, a teenage girl who was stricken with thyroid cancer at the age of 12, according to the Washington Post. A collection of writings regarding Esther Earl’s struggle with the disease was published in the book This Star Won’t Go Out. Esther Grace Earl lost her battle with the disease in 2010. John Green’s movie The Fault In Our Stars is dedicated to her. The fictional story takes place in Indianapolis. The true story occurred in Massachusetts.
Esther’s parents Lori and Wayne Earl stated in an interview with CNN that they thought the movie was amazing, and that even though it is not entirely based on their story, it captured the tender moments, the voice, and the painful times that the real family endured.
True-movie fans can still view videos of the real Esther Grace Earl on YouTube, where the teen shared her journey.