The Fault in Our Stars parents guide

The Fault in Our Stars

Cancer threatens to eclipse the teen love of Gus and Hazel.

Overall C+

A cancer support group is usually not a recommended place to look for a long-term relationship. Yet after meeting there, Gus (Ansel Elgort) and Hazel (Shailene Woodley) begin a teen romance -- despite the ill fate that will inevitably follow because of their disease.

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is The Fault in Our Stars rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Fault in Our Stars PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Run Time: 126 minutes

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The Fault in Our Stars
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Fault in Our Stars rated PG-13? The Fault in Our Stars is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Violence: A character throws and breaks things while dealing with his anger over being dumped. Characters throw eggs at a car in an act of revenge.

Sexual Content: A character passionately kisses his girlfriend in public and then roughly fondles her breasts. He later makes a comment about the size of a woman’s breast. A mother questions her daughter about herpes. A young man laments he is still a virgin. Later a teenaged, unmarried couple engages in sex with some chest and back nudity shown. A woman is seen wearing only a bath towel.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive, some vulgar expressions, crude comments, profanities and numerous terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character bemoans the fact she hasn’t used marijuana. A character frequently holds an unlit cigarette between his lips. A character takes experimental prescription drugs. Teens drink champagne. A man develops an alcohol problem after using it to deal with his problems.

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The Fault in Our Stars
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Language May Offend, Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Fault in Our Stars"

Cast and Crew

The Fault in Our Stars is directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Fault in Our Stars movie is September 16, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Fault in Our Stars
Release Date: 16 September 2014
The Fault in Our Stars releases to home video in the following packages:

The Fault in Our Stars (DVD)
- Theatrical Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
- Promotional Featurettes: The Cast, The Making of The Fault in Our Stars, The Transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars
- Gallery

The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray) includes all of the above plus:
- Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
- 6 Deleted Scenes (Including Commentary)
- The Stars Align: Book to Screen

The Fault in Our Stars: Little Infinities Edition (Blu-ray) offers these additional bonus features. As well as all the previously mentioned extras:
- Extended Version
- Extended Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green

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