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.
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
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
There are several movie references in this film including a Night of the Living Dead poster in the video store and a Dawn of the Dead patch on Greg's Jacket. 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 »
The idea behind each one was we took a film that we like and made the title stupider. And then made a new film to reflect the new stupid title. It's a formula that only produces horrible films, but for some reason we kept using it.
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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 Me & Earl last week at Sundance and have not stopped thinking about it. That is a long (6 day) shelf life. What more can one ask from a film? The writing and execution is elite quality. All scenes seem necessary. Parent/child relationships, peer relationships, teacher/student relationships all are captured in humorous and touching ways. Life and death realities are also visited through the lens of "kids" who make as much sense as possible when facing the grim possibilities of severe illness.
Sorry to be redundant from other reviews but this darn film has HEART and should be required viewing for anyone who sees at least one movie a year.
Thanks to the team that made this one happen.
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