Miss Jill and Fast Ed review the movies using the following rating scale.
Four Thumbs Up – Must see Three Thumbs Up – You will like this
Two Thumbs Up – Worth the price of admission
One Thumb Up – Buy popcorn for more enjoyment
No Thumbs – Wait for the movie to show at the dollar movie-theater or DVD
One Thumb Down – Not good Two Thumbs Down – A Real Stinker
Three Thumbs Down – This sucks
Four Thumbs Down – Dear God, gouge my eyes out with a hot spoon and erase my memory
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
“Christ is our friend and he will be there till the end” may not be the most uplifting words to sing to a terminally ill teenage cancer patient, but that is what Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) finds at the support group her parents encourages her to join. It is there she meets the love of her life, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), and so it begins.
Author Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe) has fascinated the couple with his novel, Imperial Affliction. Hazel and Gus embark on an adventure of their young lifetime. Dafoe’s performance will undoubtedly earn him a nod in the best supporting actor category. The pace of the movie is slow and deliberate which is well suited for the subject matter. This movie is chalked full of quotable lines.
My Favorite: Funerals I had decided, are for the living.
I Love this movie! It’s real with real people, real love, real hurts and real kindness. It’s not just one of those love stories. The characters are so intelligent and witty.
My favorite quote: “The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people noticing things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox.”
As the film introduces Gus puts the unlit cigarette in his mouth prompting Miss Hazel Grace to ask, why?
“It’s a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.”
Young and old alike will love this story.
Jill Maschmeier is Director of Safety and Ed Kentner is Director of Social Media for National Carriers, Inc.