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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 July 2015 (USA)
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High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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Jesse Andrews (screenplay by), Jesse Andrews (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Mann ... Greg
RJ Cyler ... Earl
Olivia Cooke ... Rachel
Nick Offerman ... Greg's Dad
Connie Britton ... Greg's Mom
Molly Shannon ... Denise
Jon Bernthal ... Mr. McCarthy
Matt Bennett ... Scott Mayhew
Katherine Hughes ... Madison (as Katherine C. Hughes)
Masam Holden ... Ill Phil
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Derrick
Gavin Dietz Gavin Dietz ... Young Greg (as George Gavin Dietz)
Edward DeBruce III Edward DeBruce III ... Young Earl
Natalie Marchelletta Natalie Marchelletta ... Anna
Chelsea Zhang ... Naomi
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Storyline

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. Written by Toby Padilla

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This is the poster where you meet my co-worker Earl. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo, él y Raquel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,039, 19 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,743,776, 30 August 2015
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Company Credits

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Indian Paintbrush See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song that the teacher mentions, "Ding-a-dong", is an actual Dutch song, which won the Eurovision Song Contests of 1975. See more »

Goofs

When Greg is playing the video that Earl left at his house, the Mac video player that he is playing it in reads 00:00:00 throughout and there is no active pointer running through the time line at the bottom (as is standard) See more »

Quotes

Earl: You gonna play with them titties?
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Connections

Spoofs Rear Window (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 - Crucifixus
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Kölner Kammerorchester and Dresden Chamber Choir, Conducted by Helmut Müller-Brühl
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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An indie well worth seeing
9 July 2015 | by ross-bobSee all my reviews

I saw it three times. Yes,it was painful because we were all that kid -- geek, awkward, nowhere with girls.

The movie is honest, funny, and I will see Olivia Cooke's unreal face in front of me for months. (And she did shave her head; I wondered about that.) R.J. Cyler gave perfect balance to the lead actor's awkward role.

The best thing about this movie is the writing; it crackles at times with insight into the outsider's life.

I am much aggrieved that it only earned four million at the box office nationally. It's worth a lot more.


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