The nose hose makes its first appearance as a must-have accessory in a romantic teen movie, as The Fault in Our Stars storms the box office and boosts sales of Kleenex.
When Hazel met Gus neither was destined to live very long.
“The fault is not in our stars, Dear Brutus. It’s in ourselves”, is the actual quote from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, that gives this weepy film its title.
These cancer-stricken kids are faulty and they call it like it is. Hazel sees herself as a grenade, someone about to go off and obliterate her loved ones with her premature death.
The relationship with Gus is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is a portable oxygen tank, and she carries the film on her back.
People like us can hide away, or we can dare to live and love and risk blowing everything sky high.
As Hazel says: