Are There Tears in Your Popcorn? What to Learn From The Fault in Our Stars

July 1, 2014 5:09 PM

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Are There Tears in Your Popcorn? What to Learn From The Fault in Our Stars

When I went to see the movie on date night with my wife, we knew from the movie descriptions in the paper that it was about a teenage woman and teenage man, both of whom were facing cancer. About halfway into the movie, I was aware of sobbing behind me. And in front and on the side as well. Lots of tissues were being used. This did not surprise me at all, since my eyes were wet and teary, as were my wife's. If we were still snacking on our popcorn, there would have been tears as well as butter in it. How has this film touched so many movie viewers?

The movie is a screen adaptation of the popular book of the same title written by John Green. The inspiration for the book came from the author's first hand experience as a student chaplain at a children's hospital and his personal inspiration by a young woman dying of thyroid cancer. As of early Ju...

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