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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS [Rating includes feature + Q&A and deleted scene]

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS <span>[Rating includes feature + Q&A and deleted scene]</span> artwork

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS [Rating includes feature + Q&A and deleted scene]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 153m 33s

Release date 19/06/2014

Ratings Info terminal illness theme, strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Not known

Cast includes Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Josh Boone

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 09/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a drama, adapted from a young adult novel, about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love and support each other as they face their uncertain futures. There is also a Q & A session with cast and crew.


The film deals with various aspects of terminal illness and portrays the physical pain and debilitating nature of the characters’ conditions. It shows their courage and resourcefulness, as well as their vulnerability, as they confront mortality with a determination to enjoy life on their own terms. The film’s overall treatment of these themes is sensitive and the characters’ actions are presented as examples of how positive outcomes can be achieved from adversity.


There is one use of strong language (‘f**k’) and also milder bad language such as ‘freaking’, 'goddamn’, ‘bollock’, ‘hell’, ‘shit’, ‘asshole’, ‘douche pants’, 'son of a bitch', 'piss off', 'bastard', 'bitch' and 'whore'.

The film contains a discreet implication of sexual activity, mild sex references, a passing reference to soft drugs, and indications of a character’s alcoholism. There are also scenes in which a character is seen with a cigarette in his mouth which is never lit or smoked. The character explains that this is his way of challenging his illness and facing up to mortality.


Title Information
Rating includes feature + Q&A and deleted scene
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
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153m 33s
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Rating includes feature + Q&A and deleted scene

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