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.
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
The main character (Greg) is played by Thomas Mann. Thomas Mann is also the name of a German author who wrote Death in Venice, the book behind one of the movies, of which Greg and Earl made a spoof. See more »
Each scene where Rachel is informing her friends about her test are different, the first time she stands in front of her friend, and the second she is hugging her friend. See more »
You gonna take her out for Ice Cream. And you gonna take me too, cause I love that shit.
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Minuetto 'Jeux D'Enfance'
from the motion picture _Red Like the Sky (2006)_
Written and Performed by Ezio Bosso
Courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicale C.A.M. Srl
Under license from Sugar Melodi, Inc. See more »
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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