Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story), the movie was a massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

"Greg Gaines is an awkward, self-deprecating high school student determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. Greg’s well-meaning mother intervenes, forcing him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who's been diagnosed with leukemia. Against his better judgment, Greg concedes. Both Greg and Rachel are surprised—even shocked—to find out that they actually like each other. Tentative at first, this unlikely duo becomes inseparable. But when Rachel gets sicker, Greg’s well-fortified world is changed forever." (Sundance Film Festival)

Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner at Sundance Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: M105 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

After The Fault in Our Stars, you’d figure there’d be no ground to cover in the coming-of-age-except-I-have-cancer-and-might-die-soon genre. But while Fault shakes its audience and yells “YOU WILL FEEL ALL THE SADNESS” into every eardrum, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl finds pleasure in making you laugh. And when that laughter loosens you up, that’s when the film goes for the gut punch.

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Variety

Variety

Has the potential to outperform last year's 'The Fault in Our Stars.'

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Total Film

Total Film

If this is a story about half-formed people finding precarious common ground, what's most remarkable is how well-formed these half-formed characters are.

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Time Out

Time Out

[Embraces] the most tired tropes of stereotypical YA weepies so that it can kiss them goodbye.

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Stuff

Stuff

There's enough style and verve in Me and Earl to raise a smile and interest from even the most cynical current or former teen.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A smart-ass charmer, merciless tearjerker and sincere celebration of teenage creativity.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

This unconventional friendship between these two self-styled loners permits director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and a fantastic cast to throw some unexpectedly impressive shapes throughout.

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