Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)


me-earl-dying-girl“We make films. We’ve been making them since we were little… ” – Greg

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Oct 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A high school senior who spends a lot of time creating movie parodies with his best friend (co-worker) befriends a classmate with cancer which changes his life and social standing in school.

My Take on it – I have been anticipating this movie for a little while because I have seen numerous comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars (2014) due to both being about teenagers with cancer and adapted from a best selling novel.

I liked the way that they integrated many of the character’s thoughts into the movie by use of narration.  In a book, it’s easy to express thoughts and feelings and in most movies, the transfer doesn’t work as well or as smoothly as this one does.

How could I not enjoy a movie that is filled with movie parodies, most of them are pretty funny titles created from very recognizable ones.

The characters are very uniquely created with different kinds of quirkiness but they still felt real which helped make the story feel more believable.

This is both a funny and somber movie, and the dialogue reflects both of them well; knowing when to use each emotion and when to shy away from them.

My one complaint is that the characters felt a bit distanced from us and it wasn’t always easy to think of them as being as authentic as we would like.

Bottom Line – Liked the way this movie was narrated because it probably helped it to be closer to the book. Nice performances by all of the young actors.  Excellent array of movie parodies for movielovers to enjoy.  All of the characters felt unique to this story and helped it feel more real. Great dialogue that knows when to be funny and when to be somber.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scenes shot in Greg’s house are actually in the author’s childhood house. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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6 thoughts on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

  1. YES! I was afraid for a moment at what you’d say, but I’m glad I went ahead and read it. Loved it all! And the fact that someone came away feeling the same way, more or less, about how the film turned out. Not all authors that write the adaptations for their books are successful, but Jesse Andrews was lucky. i’m also just glad someone else enjoyed this film. It’s a pretty good book too, which I read after I saw the film.

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