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19th June
2015
written by Adam

Neurotic, precocious, and self loathing Greg (Thomas Mann) is just trying to survive high school as an acquaintance to all but friend to only Earl (RJ Cyler). So, when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) tasks him to step outside his comfort zone and offer support to Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate recently diagnosed with Leukemia, friendship is the furthest thing from his mind, and yet it’s inevitable. While battling her sickness Greg and Earl take on a new cinematic project; together the two have re-created over 40 classic films in their own quirky and absurd way, now it’s time to honor Rachel in a film that’s just for her. But in this case, finishing the film might cause their friendships to end, how to grow and reconcile?earlandthegirlWritten by Jesse Andrews and Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, this adaptation of Andrews’ novel is a perfect combination of creative flavors, hilarious comedy with strong drama, rich three dimensional character study and development, cinematography to match the film’s teenage filmmaker mindset, and a wildly talented cast. A coming of age story tilted on it’s ear that makes for plenty of thought provoking and relatable moments, and doesn’t pull it’s punches, literally. This is one not to be missed. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is rated PG-13.

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