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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
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Cool quirkiness eventually gives way to poignant sincerity in a comedy drama that won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance film festival. Thomas Mann succeeds in imbuing his self-obsessed character, Greg, with a soulfulness that doesn't feel affected when his mother (Connie Britton) forces him to hang out with a girl (an understated Olivia Cooke), because she's been diagnosed with leukaemia. Inevitably, a genuine friendship develops based on their shared sense of humour - a pleasing twist of the surreal - which Greg otherwise expresses through spoof videos of classic movies ("A Sockwork Orange", "Senior Citizen Cane") crafted with his straight-talking pal Earl (a deadpan RJ Cyler). The relationship between boy and girl develops in a surprising way, however, eschewing romantic melodrama. Instead, it's rib-ticklingly funny, full of witty exchanges and neat visual flourishes by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The fact that he also manages to deliver a heart-rending finish is testament to Jesse Andrews's sensitive adaptation of his own novel.
An awkward teenager shuns all kinds of social interaction, apart from making films with his best friend. His well-meaning mother urges him to spend time with a girl who has been diagnosed with leukaemia, and they unexpectedly develop a firm friendship. However, his life is changed forever as her condition gets worse. Comedy drama based on Jesse Andrews' novel, starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke.
Cast & Crew
Thomas Mann (2)
R J Cyler
20th Century Fox
Swearing, sexual/drug references.
4 Sep 2015
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