20th Century Fox has released the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars. The adaptation of the John Green novel centers on the relationship between two teenagers (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. I really enjoyed the book, but I was worried that some aspects of it might come off as too twee or self-conscious. I had some reservations about this moment between Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort), but after watching it on screen, it’s clear that director Josh Boone has played the interaction perfectly. The chemistry between Woodley and Elgort is excellent, and instead of this scene coming off as contrived, it’s endearing.
Hit the jump to check out the Fault in Our Stars clip. The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey. The Fault in Our Stars opens June 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Fault in Our Stars:
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. “The Fault in Our Stars,” based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.