3SMReviews: The Fault in Our Stars
Shailaine Woodley was perfectly cast (although missing the puffy steroided face, but hey! At least Hollywood let her keep the cannula and have a bad haircut and too-loose clothing) in this very faithful adaptation of the beloved novel and I loved every moment she was on the screen. I cannot say the same about her counterpart, Ansel Elgort, who was full of nervous ticks and goofy mannerisms and didn’t even have the whole I’m-supposed-to-have-a-prosthetic-leg thing down. It got to the point where every time he was on the screen I found myself wishing they would cut back to Shailaine and by the end of the movie I was very angry that Ansel Elgort was even present.*
*Which was a complete bummer because this movie had a lot going for it, otherwise.
Where watched: Living Room Theaters with Matt, Kelly, Laurie and Burt.
Interesting. You know we have not seen it yet. Someone, Ahem, has not done his due diligence and read the book yet.
Now that I have seen it and we have shared a text or two about your review, I am remembering. I can see the leg thing, but I really did think he was cute. Goofy mannerisms, I can see that, too.
I am avoiding unpacking, since this is my last do nothing day of the week. Tomorrow I have meetings for my project and training for my library GA gig! In about an hour I have a college of ed block party where I will know no one, but am going to be social and meet people.
Even if it is the last thing I find comfortable to do… Being new is not my favorite (I know its not a lot of people's favorite). All of my nervous tics (diarrhea of the mouth, ear picking, not really listening because I am planning what I am going to say, my social awkwardness, etc.) come out to play.