Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
I cried through much of this movie. I know why. It is because I have a 20 year old son who is a childhood cancer survivor. Yes, he is one of the lucky ones, but I suspect that I am not alone as a parent in having thought about what he would have missed if his cancer had not responded to treatment. So I get why parents of a young woman would be so excited for her to have a love affair. They are not sure how much time she has left, and that is heart breaking. The more she can live life the better, that is how I would feel if I were her mother. I am not sure if you would cry, or even like this movie if you don't have that connection, but for me it was pitch perfect in capturing many of the little things that make childhood cancer so emotionally painful.