The drama The Fault in our Stars was a worldwide box office hit for director Josh Boone and 20th Century Fox. And rightfully so, it is a beautiful and emotional movie with great actors, especially the two lead actors Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley. And fans of the adaptation of the best selling novel by John Green can even expect a bonus for the home cinema release: it contains an extended version which is about 7 minutes longer, however, this only applies to the Blu-ray release. The additional scenes offer some additional value for the movie and for example deepen the relationship between Hazel and Gus, which is why the extended cut is a good idea for everyone wanting to buy a Blu-ray anyway.
This is a comparison between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Cut, both by 20th Century Fox.
The two versions differ in 6 scenes:
5 additional scenes in the Extended Version
1 scene with alternative/additional footage
The Extended Version runs 411,62 sec. longer (~ 6:52 min.) than the Theatrical Version.
Hazel happily tells her mother that she wants to fly with Gus to Amsterdam. Frannie is of course glad, even though she thinks it is completely crazy. Of course she asks whether Hazel is now together with Gus. Hazel tries to evade the question and steers the conversation back towards Amsterdam. Her mother wants to consult Hazel's doctor before.
The next day, the two sit at Dr. Maria's, who understandably is a bit concerned about the travel plans. Even if the therapy works, Hazel might get sick abroad. Hazel responds that there are doctors and cancers in the Netherlands as well. The on ly way Dr. Maria sees to be able to approve of the trip is that someone who knows Hazel's type of cancer accompanies her. Hazel instantly suggests her mother, which the physician can agree upon.
The Theatrical only shows a longish black screen instead of these scenes. (3,34 sec.).
Hazel is lying in her bed when she receives a message from Gus, but instead of answering she switches off her cell phone.
46:44 min. / 44:51 min.
The chat between Hazel and Gus is a bit different in the two version. In the Theatrical Cut, they take the part with the „grenade“ a bit more serious.
27,28 sec. / 11,55 sec.
In the next scene, the two are sitting in Hazel's room and want to put up a classified ad for the swing, they are trying to think about a creative headline. Gus tells her that he likes her, but of course they are only friends and therefore even shake hands.
An additional scene at the airport: a small girl walks to Hazel and asks her what she has got in her nose. The girl's dad wants to say sorry, but Hazel explains everything and even lets the girl try it. The girl thanks her and then leaves with her father. Now, Gus, Hazel and the family are going to Amsterdam as well. Gus' hands are wet so he wipes them on Hazel's jacket.
Hazel is with her friend when he is being driven to the hospital. Gus asks Hazel for a story or a poem. She fulfills his wish and recites "The Red Wheelbarrow".