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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • 2015
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal
  • UK release: 11 September 2015

Greg (Mann) is a Pittsburgh teenager who makes terrible films with his friend Earl (Cyler); then he finds out that his former childhood pal Rachel (Cooke) has terminal cancer. Twee, manipulative and self-conscious, it's as if Wes Anderson and John Hughes collaborated on a weepy, and you'll either love it or want to punch it.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

31 Aug 20153 stars

Fresh-faced and twee Sundance hit, from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

If Wes Anderson met John Hughes and they made a weepy, this would be it. A heady Sundance hit, which premiered to a standing ovation and picked up two prizes, this unpredictable / predictable dramedy sees a friendship blossom in the shadow of imminent…

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