PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.
Author John Green based the character Hazel on a young girl named Esther Earl who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Green met her during a Harry Potter convention in 2009 noticing her carrying an oxygen tank. He came to like her because of some of the videos she put up on YouTube as well as her humor and openness. From the time they met to her death at the age of 16 in 2010, Green and Earl would exchange correspondence.
Hazel Grace Lancaster:
I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories. On the one hand, you can sugarcoat it the way they do in movies and romance novels, where beautiful people learn beautiful lessons, where nothing is too messed up that can't be ...
(At 2 minutes) On the left page of the book Hazel was reading, the word "to" was written 6 times.
The 20th Century Fox opening is in dark and once it finishes its course, it heads to the sky of twinkling stars.
Extended version contains 5 additional scenes with 1 alternate scene as follows:
$48,002,523 8 June 2014