Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Me and Earl and the Dying Girl stars Thomas Mann as Greg, a high-school senior who spends most of his time filming low-budget remakes of classic movies with his friend Earl (RJ Cyler). Greg purposefully leads an antisocial life; his mother, concerned with his behavior, pushes him to befriend a classmate named Rachel (Olivia Cooke) who is battling leukemia. The two surprisingly develop a rich friendship, and she helps Greg and Earl with their creative endeavors. But when Rachel's condition grows more serious, Greg must deal with the messiness of real life. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.~Perry Seibert
Abstract: movie for rachel
Audio commentary by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary
this movie flipped me out, but in a good way. this movie was heart warming and charming. the special features in this movie is amazing, especially watch the interview with the director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and his idol Martin Scorsese, is amazing. If you are a film student you would really appreciate this movie.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is not like any film I've seen before. It shares similarities with other Fox Searchlight comedies but remains unique.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A brilliant film that deserves to be better known
A brilliant film that deserves to be better known. One of the best films of the year that most definitely exceeds expectations and is much better than 99% of the mega budget movies that dominate the movie theaters today.. Excellent high definition picture quality and sound makes this very very highly recommended
It's a very underrated film that is funny. Humor is probably along the lines of Juno in a way. Great supporting cast and just a good movie all around. Glad I could find it for cheap here. Good addition to my collection.
In a nutshell, I would say this movie is not for everyone, because of the depressing topic. It's your typical teen drama involving a friendship between a boy and a girl with one of them having a terminal illness. It is surprisingly well-written, with smart humor, and excellent performances by the 3 main actors.
I purchased it on sale at $14.99, my typical price point for non-blockbuster films. If you can get it cheaper (during, say, Black Friday), even better.
The product packaging is very well done. The blu-ray case I purchased came with a very nice slipcover with a matte finish that's velvet-y to the touch.
2015 has brought some great movies. With Mad Max, Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Age of Ultron all hitting big it was nice to get a great drama/comedy for when we needed a break from all the chaos. Me & Earl & The Dying Girl delivers some great performances from the three leads and delivers some powerful cinematography. This is not a chick-flick/teen love story so definitely give it a shot.
this movie references a number of classic, fantastic films which makes it appealable to the film buff in me. me and earl is also a highly rewatchable movie that utilizes indie, unique ways to tell its story. the only downside is its focus on the wrong character.