There's a scene in this movie where two youngsters kiss at the Anne Frank House and people watch and applaud. Also, is it weird to have a movie about the main character having terminal cancer and then proceed to kill her love interest? Like, why is he the one that it's important to mourn?
I read the book and my first impression was: wow, okay. That's actually a too, meh, what am I supposed to say? Point it, that's no good but not bad too. AND when I watched the movie, I feel like I wanted to cry. Not because it is actually worth the cries but because the movie is that awful to be watched.
I feel like some kind of apostate for hating this movie so much when I think of how much I love so many '80s teen movies, but just...God. I wanted to take my own face off so many times watching this. Drunk douchebag Willem Dafoe is the only redeeming feature. Augustus Waters is maybe literally the worst character in fiction. Top 10, without question.
I'm a sucker for epic romances and I had a feeling I would like this one. It's so fresh, so funny, so positive and yet so sad. It's a touching story that gives you perspective about the beauty in the world that surrounds you - despite all the contradictions, and what matters the most to you and is worth living for. It's impossible to hold back the tears. I loved it! (And still want to read the book).