Chris and I didn’t feel like watching the political coverage last night so we decided to have a movie night instead :)
Now before anyone starts freaking out, we understand the importance of being informed, voting, etc. but by the time the votes are cast we’ve had enough. We’re living in a region where the news covers three, yes THREE, states worth of political results. It’s just a lot to sit through in one night, especially after we have been POUNDED with political ads for over a year.
Anyway… we’ve wanted to watch The Fault in Our Stars since it came out and we finally got around to it last night. The Fault in Our Stars was adapted from John Green’s novel, which I read last year. Both the book and the movie have been out long enough now that I hope I’m not ruining anything but it is just such an emotional story. I said it before and I’ll say it again, this story takes the characters and makes them relatable and really makes the reader/viewer feel what they are feeling. It’s a love story and a tragedy at the same time that will make you laugh and cry throughout the entire thing.
Spoiler alert below for anyone that doesn’t know the story!
I cried through the entire last 45 minutes of the movie but I absolutely love the eulogy scene in the “literal heart of Jesus”. What Hazel says about Gus giving them their own infinity is so moving and so true. You don’t have to impact the world to make a difference or be special. You can have a lasting effect on just one person and you’re life can be worth something more than you could ever imagine.
I would definitely recommend this book and movie to someone looking for an emotional, thought-provoking story.
Have you seen any good movies lately? Read any good books?