"Fault in Our Stars" really tugs at the heartstrings

June 4, 2014 11:02 PM

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"Fault in Our Stars" really tugs at the heartstrings

“The Fault in Our Stars” has the kind of direct, honest psychology that speaks directly to a love of life that few films these days even try, in fear of being branded “sentimental” by an audience perceived to be too cynical and/or hip.

Director Josh Boone, a Virginia Beach native, has filmed a love story about two cancer patients who face death without making them either sentimental, schmaltzy, mushy or weepy. He does it by guiding his two talented young stars into a rare realm of audacious honesty, with an introspective dialogue ...

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