'The Fault In Our Stars' Most Underrated Moments, Because It's So Much More Than A Love Story Between Hazel and Gus
Is there anything better than John Green's books coming to life as movies? I can't wait for Paper Towns' release this summer, and I'm thrilled that, after what feels like forever, Looking For Alaska 's movie adaptation is finally a go. But in the midst of all this excitement, we can't forget about the wonderfulness that is The Fault in Our Stars — the movie, not the book, although the book is even more incredible. There have been few times in my life where a novel that has felt so personal to me has translated so brilliantly on screen, so it's no surprise that TFIOS was nominated for seven MTV Movie Awards this year. Obviously, it deserves to win all of them, but not just because of the love story between Hazel and Gus. There are so many underrated moments in The Fault In Our Stars that can sometimes get lost in the shadow of the big ones, even though they're just as important.
Because even the major moments — like Hazel and Gus' dinner date in Amsterdam, or when Gus tells Hazel the cancer is back — wouldn't be as amazing without the tinier, quieter moments, right?
If you need to watch the movie over again to appreciate these smaller moments, you totally should. Hazel and Gus would want you to.
The Egg Tossing Scene
This scene, to me, is one of the best in the entire movie. Hazel, Gus, and Isaac go to Isaac's girlfriend's house to egg her car after she dumps him for not being able to deal with his going blind. And even though Isaac can't see, he doesn't have a bad arm — and it gets even better when Monica's mom comes outside and Gus lays one of the best lines of the movie on her:
“You see, we may not look like much but between the three of us we have five legs, four eyes and two and a half working pairs of lungs but we also have two dozen eggs so if I were you, I would go back inside.”
And sure enough, go back inside she does.
Gus' First Plane Trip
He's totally freaked out when the plane begins to take off on their way to Amsterdam, lending to the super adorable moment when he grabs Hazel's hand. But it gets even better when he's over his fear and is instead amazed that they're flying. Ansel Elgort, why are you so cute?
Hazel's Fake Eulogy
We all know what Hazel really wanted to say at Gus' funeral, and fortunately, she was able to say it while Gus was still alive. However, when it's time to deliver the real eulogy, Hazel realizes that it's more important to say something that will comfort Augustus' parents, and it's a sweet moment.
Isaac Freaks Out in Gus' Basement
Because I love that Gus keeps handing him things to break, including basketball trophies. How they deal with a breakup together is the perfect way to show the history of their friendship, plus, it's funny.
Every Time Gus is a Terrible Driver
It's described so well in the book, but nothing compares to seeing it on screen. As someone who drives just a bit like Gus, I found these scenes super relatable.
Can we appreciate how much younger Hazel looks like Shailene Woodley? The casting department for this movie did an awesome job.
The Swing Set Moment
Even though it wasn't quite as meaningful as it was in the book, a reference is still made to the "swing set of tears."
When Isaac & Hazel Talk After Gus' Funeral
It's so sad to think that Isaac and Hazel are both losing the person who's most important to them, but fortunately, even though they haven't known each other very long, they manage to form a bond with each other. Gus might be gone, but they still have each other — and without Isaac, Hazel may never have found the eulogy Gus wrote for her.
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