The Fault In Our Stars Extended Trailer Reveals Smiles And A Support Group Serenade

By Kelly West 2014-04-28 12:53:20discussion comments
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A little more than a month ahead of the release of Josh Boone's feature adaptation of John Green's emotional teen romance The Fault in our Stars, Fox has given us a new trailer, which includes much of what we saw in the first trailer, but also offers us a few new glimpses of Hazel and Gus's love story.

Based on John Green's book, The Fault in our Stars stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teen battling terminal cancer. As the trailer reveals, she encounters Gus (Ansel Elgort) at a support group for kids with cancer, and so begins their wonderful love story.

Though the trailer actually begins similarly to the original trailer for the film, there are a number of new scenes worked into it, including a glimpse of Hazel at the doctor's office, and curled up on the couch watching reality TV. We also get an earful of the support group counselor serenading the group, though Hazel doesn't seem all that impressed. At least, not until Gus walks in and expresses his fear of oblivion.

We also get to see a bit more of Hazel interacting with her parents, pleading to them for a fake ID so she can "take pot." I love that her father (Sam Trammell) corrects her on that.

We also get to see Gus explaining the cigarette metaphor Hazel. Fox actually released that clip earlier this month. Check it out below:



The trailer also offers a slightly extended look at Hazel and Gus's hotel room scene, which has Hazel's shirt getting stuck. It's adorable and sweet, much like a lot of the Hazel-Gus moments are. The new trailer ends with Hazel's line...

"I fell in love him the way you fall asleep. Slowly and then all at once."

The more we see from the film, the more concerned I am that I'm going to be a complete mess when I actually watch it. I can barely get through the trailer without the onset of tears. It's less the sad factor as it is just how emotional the story is in general. But on the bright side, so far, the trailers seem to capture the right tone of the story, balancing the frustration and challenges Hazel experiences with her disease with the happiness of her budding romance with Gus. Hopefully the film will strike a similar balance.

The Fault in our Stars releases June 6.
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