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Why “The Fault In the Stars” deserves major Oscar consideration

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  • FreemanGriffin
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    I can always tell if I am totally in love with a movie i watch on DVD if I am so immersed I don’t fidget, get up for a bathroom or food break, answer the telephone… I was so completely enthralled and entertained by the underrated “The Fault In Our Stars” when I watched it last night (:

    The direction by Josh Boone is suberb, assured, controlled and expertly paced; the lead performances by Shailene Woodley and Angel Elgort are remarkable, charming, moving, and memorable; terrific supporting perofrmances by Laura Dern, Wilem Dafoe and Nat Wolff; expert editing, camera work, and use of music add to the drama; and a fine script that is sentimental yet also quite moving.

    I think that it’s O.K. for movies to have a kind heartedness and emotions. There’s room for different kinds of dramas; not everything has to be hard-edged. I was completely engaged in the plight of these two teenagers.

    I haven’t seen everything yet but I do believe that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort should be in the mix of potential Oscar nominees for their phenomenal performances.

    I give this film an A+, since there was nothing I didn’t like about it. It will most certainly be in my top ten for 2014 (:

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    Macbeth
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    Your sentiments are very interesting Freeman. I personally didn’t like it too much, but Shailene proves her talent. I don’t think this film deserves any Oscar nominations other than Shailene being in quite a weak field this year, but still only being 7th or 8th in ranking IMO. The film overall was pretty average – as a young adult adaptation, it is pretty harmless, but I really don’t think its in the Oscar conversation. But hopefully now this film will give both Shailene and Ansel the springboard to attempt some interesting projects. 

    Just for further reference, there is a thread in the Movies section where you can post your reviews and thoughts of movies.  

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Fault in Our Stars is definitely the most well-made YA adaptation I’ve seen. That isn’t saying much, but I give credit where it is due. I think the only place where it would beworthy of recognition is Woodley, because she is still my personal #1 in actress (that could obviously change when I see more contenders). Elgort did the best with what he had, but his character was just so unrealistically perfect, that I couldn’t take it seriously. I guess the title was appropriate, because there was literally nothing wrong with him other than his disease (the fault in their stars). Aside from that character problem, I think it was a very solid movie, and I would be totally ok with Woodley getting nominated for BA. 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I thought that Fault in Our Stars was just going to come and go like most YA adaptations. I will admit that the story when I first heard it sounded sweet enough, but then people were considering Shailene Woodley for Best Actress for that film, and then I really took notice. I will definitely now have to watch it when it comes out on home video.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^It’s out in the US already, but I’m not sure what part of the world you’re from Tyler.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    ^It’s out in the US already, but I’m not sure what part of the world you’re from Tyler.

    I am in Canada. I wasn’t aware that it was already out, I guess I’ll have to check it out. 

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    I cannot see this movie as Oscar-worthy in certain categories – The directing & writing were weak, and the movie itself was only “okay”. Altough I do think that it should be about the performance and not about something else, so Shailene Woodley Deserves an Oscar Nomination for her work in “The Fault in Our Stars”. Lately I’m even more convinced that she has a huge chance! Big supporter!

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    FreemanGriffin
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    ^well, I certainly agree with you about Shailene Woodley’s moving performance (: I would be very happy if this wonderful movie gets a Best Actress nomination for it’s female lead (: There are imo around 8 performances that will be vying for the 5 slots, so time will tell…(and even if she’s not nominated it’s still a magnificent performance!)

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    vinny
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    Woodley and “Boom Clap” deserve consideration. Not sure about the remaining catagories though.

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    Laactingnyc
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    Woodley and “Boom Clap” deserve consideration. Not sure about the remaining catagories though.

    Isn’t boom clap ineligible?

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    vinny
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    [quote=”vinman422″]Woodley and “Boom Clap” deserve consideration. Not sure about the remaining catagories though.

    Isn’t boom clap ineligible? [/quote]

    I am not sure. Someone told me it was written for the movie. But another person told me it wasn’t.  

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Woodley deserves a nomination. She was superb. One of my favorite peformances of the year ( So far). But the academy without a doubt will snub her.

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    Atypical
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    Woodley’s work here was Oscarworthy. It’d be nice to see her go the distance with a lead actress nomination.

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    Emmys2011
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    I thought I posted this yesterday, but I don´t see it:

    I think both Woodley and Dern truly deserve nominations, but its one thing what we´d like to see happen, and then there is the reality, which is that thier chances are basically null. I do see Woodley getting a golden globe nod though……

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    The performances by Shailene and Ansel are fine, even award worthy. 

    Early on in this exceeding sad film the use of marijuana was quickly quashed.  I noticed there was no reference to any other option but the USA ,Canadian, Australian and UK conventional treatments. There is no hope of a cure in this paean to death, just an acceptance that the medical industry is doing all they possibly can.  After all, what would happen to the billion dollar ‘treatment’ programs if a cure, or even cheap treatment, was revealed? Just follow the money.

    Scholarly articles for marijuana research into anti cancer properties
    Human medicinal agents from plants.Kinghorn – Cited by 115
    Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agentsGuzman – Cited by 470
    … system in cancer therapy: a call for further researchDI MARZO – Cited by 139

    One would think at least one of the parents of the children condemned to death would at least try to save their child…there are actually countries in this world who are not forced to use only three treatments (those being, for the totally ignorant, chemo, radiation and surgery). 

    I watched this tragedy the same way i watched Argo, Contagion, The Hurt Locker, and other government supported propoganda films, aware of it’s misinformation, bias and manipulation. 

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