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Nicole Kato

The Fault In Our Stars

Kathryn Teruya
Professional Model, Actress

Where and with whom did you see the movie?

I saw the movie with my boyfriend Spencer Kiehm at Consolidated Theatres Ward 16.

Overall, what did you think?

I enjoyed the movie. I read the book and it was a fairly accurate depiction of the love story and relationships of two “star-crossed lovers.” The actors and actresses did an outstanding job with the different roles. I wish there were more interactions with some of the minor characters; however, given the amount of time the movie had, it was done extremely well.

Without giving away the ending, what was one of your favorite scenes?

My favorite scene was the egging scene because it demonstrated not only Hazel and Augustus’s passionate love for each other, but rather their companionate love for a mutual friend who was in heartbreak.

On a scale of one to four stars, what would you rate this film?

★★★★.

What did you think of the cinematography?

The cinematography was impressive to me mostly because the picture was similar to what I imagined while reading the book. It was great to see all of the characters come to life on the screen.

Was the message/theme clear?

The major theme of passion and the power of love is very clear in the movie; however, there are a few minor themes that may be interpreted differently by viewers. The relationship that Hazel, the main character, has with each character is different and demonstrates a different idea about love.

Did it remind you of any other works of film?

I think the concept of the film can be mistakenly thrown into a category of a “cancer story movie” like My Sister’s Keeper. However, the story is so unique, it doesn’t compare to any other movie. The different directions in which this movie goes are great. From at home to travels to Amsterdam, the movie is a heart-wrenching love story.

To whom would you recommend this movie?

I recommend this movie to anyone who has read the book, or anyone from teenagers to adults. I think the female audience will particularly enjoy this movie as it is very touching and a piece that pulls at the heartstrings.

Did any of the actors stand out?

Shailene Woodley as Hazel did an amazing job in the film. The character of Hazel Grace Lancaster is difficult to play because of the emotional level needed to be reached. Hazel is a dynamic individual who needs to deal with her illness as well as her relationships with her family and friends. She is strong and confident, yet vulnerable. I also was entertained by Nat Wolff, who played Isaac. Wolff brought about a different feel in the movie. Although he was a character who was sick in Hazel’s support group, he brought a little bit of fun humor to the movie, which I enjoyed.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

I feel I most identify with Hazel’s character because she has courage and strength, but is still vulnerable. I respect that she speaks her mind with confidence.

Did the soundtrack contribute significantly to the film?

I loved the soundtrack of the movie. I thought that it contributed to the storyline nicely. There were a few songs that I wouldn’t mind purchasing from the movie soundtrack. The music really made the movie bring out even more emotions.

On a different note, what’s new with you?

I just graduated from Iolani School, and I will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa next year. I plan to major in biology and eventually apply to dental school. I am actively pursuing my career as a professional model and actress.

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