‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

me-and-earl-and-the-dying-girl-posterTerrible title to attract an audience – a pity as this is moving, gentle and poignant without being mawkish or melodramatic.

There’s a real indie freshness to this breakout feature by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (who cut his skills working with the likes of Martin Scoresese, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Ben Affleck). The offbeat charm of Thomas Mann (Project X, Beautiful Creatures) – the ‘Me’ of the title – is beautifully complemented by the vulnerable Olivia Cooke (Ouija, The Signal). A sincere charmer of a film.

The Grand Jury Prize-winner at Sundance 2015, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl also picked up the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival.

Rating: 74%


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