Teens cope lovingly in a faithful, lustrous "Fault in Our Stars"
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Early on in The Fault In Our Stars, Indianapolis 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) heads for a group therapy session for cancer teens on the second floor of a church. She means to take the elevator, but it is occupied by a boy in a wheelchair, his head chemo-bald, his aspect forlorn. For a moment, an odd thought may strike viewers who have not read John Green’s best-selling novel on which the film is based but know it’s basically a teenage take on the old weepie Love Story (“What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died?”). Is Hazel, debilitated and depressed by thyroid cancer, to fall for, and spend the rest of the film with, this poor, bald, not-so-comely kid?