The highly anticipated The Fault in Our Stars, based on the number-one best-selling book by John Green, is released in UK cinemas now! The film focuses on Hazel and Gus, 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. It is also the poignant relationship between Hazel and her parents that is a moving and significant sub-plot of the film. So, to celebrate the release of The Fault in Our Stars, let’s take a look at the importance of family in films.
This film tells the story of a man (played by Robin Williams) who is missing his children terribly after his wife files for a divorce and asks him to leave the family home. So he can see his children more, Robin William’s character disguises himself as a middle aged British nanny. His ex-wife and three kids are all, of course, completely fooled by the deception, but how long can this secret be kept?
Jim Carrey stars as Fletcher Reede in this comedy film as a lawyer whose career is on the rise. However, his personal life isn’t going quite so well as his young son no longer believes a word he says. Fletcher is engrossed in his work and fails to attend his son’s birthday party. In his disappointment, Fletcher’s son closes his eyes, blows out the candles on the cake and makes a wish: he wishes that for just one day his dad won’t tell a lie. And the wish comes true. With his new found inability to lie, Fletcher learns the importance of being honest and this helps him to rebuild his relationship between him and his family.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine focuses on a family who are determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant. In order to do so, they take a cross-country trip in their VW mini bus. Throughout the road trip, the family suffers numerous personal setbacks, and discover their need for each other’s love and support.
Cheaper by the Dozen
This film focuses on a family consisting of twelve children! As the mother (played by Bonne Hunt) participates in a book tour, the father (Steve Martin) must handle his new job as well as the demands of looking after his twelve children.
The Sound of Music
Most people are familiar with this feel-good musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The Sound of Music is about a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. She wins the heart of the children and eventually the captain, but their family life is threatened by the emergence of the Second World War.
The Fault in Our Stars in released in UK cinemas on Thursday!