The movie “The Fault in our Stars” has a weird tagline that has shocked many including the female protagonist. Shailene Woodley is critical about the tagline which seems to take a serious disease such as cancer too lightly.
Author John Green’s bestselling novel “The Fault in our Stars” got adapted for the silver screen. The story deals with the tragedy of cancer and two lovers who cannot bear to part from each other. While this makes for a tearjerker alright, it is the tagline on the poster for the film that has shocked many a fan.
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The tagline “A Sick Love Story” takes the death sentence of cancer in too much of a mocking manner. The star-crossed lovers, Hazel and Augustus, played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, are meant for each other. But Shailene herself felt that the tagline would not have been picked by her had she been the one asked to write it for the movie poster.
“I had a really strong response to it,” Woodley told EW in an interview. “It’s definitely — it’s not a tagline that I probably would have chosen by any means. But I think that there’s so many people who are so passionate about this book that there’s nothing that will ever satisfy everyone. So I think it was just up to the discretion of the marketing mavens. For me, it was — yeah, not something I would have chosen. But it seems like half the people love it and half the people don’t like it.”
However, there were other voices in the wilderness that weighed in differently on the matter. John Green, the author, spoke out in favor of the tagline with the word “Sick” in its middle. He said that in a way it expressed the dark fact that those with cancer have emotions too like the rest of us.
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Love and infatuation are not just for the healthy. Someone else though found the tagline cheeky. Whatever the case, every person has a right to his or her opinion. The movie depicts cancer as a ravaging disease that virtually drains all the energy from an individual.