10 years after its release, the saddest film in cinema breaks the hearts of Netflix subscribers: “I am devastated”

10 years after its release, the saddest film in cinema breaks the hearts of Netflix subscribers: “I am devastated”
10 years after its release, the saddest film in cinema breaks the hearts of Netflix subscribers: “I am devastated”

If the horrible weather of this spring of 2024 wasn’t enough to break your spirits, we have the ultimate solution to finish it off for you. For the past few days, the saddest cinema film of the last ten years has been available on Netflix. And inevitably, the subscribers are already at the bottom of the hole. Thank you Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars.

Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars / 10 years later, the film continues to make audiences cry © 20Th Century Fox

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In 2014, movie theaters saw their humidity levels increase significantly. Nothing to do with the first damage of climate change, this astonishing effect was in reality caused by Our opposite starsthe Josh Boone film adapted from the novel by John Green.

A film that shocked an entire generation

Released that year on the big screen, this film followed the moving and heartbreaking love story between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort), two teenagers each suffering from serious illnesses. Enough to force them to play against time and take advantage of every moment, and offer us moving life lessons.

A subject that is often taboo but perfectly presented on screen, which quickly allowed Our opposite stars to achieve deserved success. With an average rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film grossed $307.2 million at the box office (against films like Maleficent or Edge of Tomorrow), even though its budget was only $12 million.

The spectators still moved by Our opposite stars

Ten years later, audiences’ love for this film still hasn’t faded. As proof, just four days after it was put online on Netflix, this fantastic story – which helped educate an entire generation on the subject and even contributed to an increase in donations for medical research, is already ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 most watched films on the platform.

Above all, despite the weight of the years and the various works of the genre that have subsequently passed (we are thinking in particular of the series Red Braceletss on TF1), Our opposite stars continues to touch the spectators’ hearts.

I just watched the Fault in Our Stars again, I’m devastated“, we can read on Twitter today, just like, “But why do people make such sad films? I haven’t cried so much at a movie since When They See Us and Queen of Tears“, or, “The Fault in Our Stars was to kill me, I’m heartbroken“.

Universal AND timeless history, Our opposite stars is the kind of film that marks a life and reminds us how short it is.

For the record, John Green – the author of Our opposite starsis also at the origin of another story that fascinated the public in the mid-2010s: Paper Towns (The Hidden Face of Margo, in French). This follows the investigation of Quentin, a young teenager ready to do anything to find the trace of Margo, his neighbor, who mysteriously disappeared leaving behind numerous clues. A novel adapted into a film by Jake Schreier in 2015, starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.

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