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
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.