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Director: Alfonso Gomez Rejon
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews
Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Jon Bernthal
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running Time: 105 minutes
Studio: FOX Searchlight
Release Date: January 25, 2015 (Sundance)
June 12, 2015 (United States)
Based on: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Novel) by Jesse Andrews
Synopsis: High Schooler Greg Gaines, an awkward high school senior who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after his mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
This is the movie that didn’t glamorize cancer. It’s beautiful.
This is the movie that tells us life is full of unexpected turn of events and it is short
This is the movie that left me in awe. It’s beautiful.
I know a lot of you would disagree with me but I prefer this movie over ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. The two movies seemed to be related and attached that whenever you hit the search button for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Fault in Our Stars is always at the suggestion page for ‘Related Movies’ or ‘People also search for’.
Don’t get me wrong, The Fault in our Stars is a great novel and movie but there’s something about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl that caught my attention (and admittedly my heart and soul). Maybe because it isn’t based on a love story but about a mismatched friendship.