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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 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 ... 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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A little friendship never killed anyone. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Greg: 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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Connections

References La Jetée (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
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Super w Long Shelf Life
3 February 2015 | by tomtobias-230-837004See all my reviews

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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