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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 parody movies made by Greg and Earl, include: -1. Anatomy of a Burger (Anatomy of a Murder (1959)) -2. Ate 1/2 (Of My Lunch) ( (1963)) -3. A Box O'Lips, Wow (Apocalypse Now (1979)) -4. The Battle of All Deer (The Battle of Algiers (1966)) -5. Breathe Less (Breathless (1960)) -6. Brew Vervet (Blue Velvet (1986)) -7. Burden of Screams (Burden of Dreams (1982)) -8. Can't Tempt (Contempt (1963)) -9. Crouching Housecat, Hidden Housecat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)) -10. Death in Tennis (Death in Venice (1971)) -11. My Dinner with André the Giant (My Dinner with Andre (1981)) -12. Don't Look Now, Because a Creepy-Ass Dwarf is About to Kill You!!! Damn. (Don't Look Now (1973)) -13. Eyes Wide Butt (Eyes Wide Shut (1999)) -14. Hairy, Old, and Mod (Harold and Maude (1971)) -15. La Gelee (La Jetée (1962)) -16. Gone with My Wind (Gone with the Wind (1939)) -17. Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind (Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)) -18. Grumpy Cul-de-sacs (Mean Streets (1973)) -19. It's a Punderful Life (It's a Wonderful Life (1946)) -20. The Janitor of Oz (The Wizard of Oz (1939)) -21. The Lady Manishness (The Lady Vanishes (1938)) -22. Monorash (Rashômon (1950)) -23. My Best Actor is Also a Dangerous Lunatic (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)) -24. Nose Ferret 2 (Nosferatu (1922)) -25. Pittsburghasqatsi (Koyaanisqatsi (1982)) -26. Pooping Tom (Peeping Tom (1960)) -27. The Prunes of Wrath (The Grapes of Wrath (1940)) -28. Raging Bullsh*t (Raging Bull (1980)) -29. Rear Wind (Rear Window (1954)) -30. Rosemary Baby Carrots (Rosemary's Baby (1968)) -31. Scabface (Scarface (1983)) -32. Second (Helpings of Dinner) (Seconds (1966)) -33. Senior Citizen Cane (Citizen Kane (1941)) -34. The Seven Seals (The Seventh Seal (1957)) -35. A Sockwork Orange (A Clockwork Orange (1971)) -36. The Complete Lack of Conversation (The Conversation (1974)) -37. The Last Crustacean of Christ (The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)) -38. The Rad Shoes (The Red Shoes (1948)) -39. The Turd Man (The Third Man (1949)) -40. The 400 Bros (The 400 Blows (1959)) -41. Um (M (1931)) -42. Vere'd He Go? (Vertigo (1958)) -43. Wages for Beer (The Wages of Fear (1953)) -44. Yellow Submarine Sandwich (Yellow Submarine (1968)) -45. ZZZ (Z (1969)) -46. 2:48 P.M. Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy (1969)) -47. 49th Parallelogram (49th Parallel (1941)) See more »

Goofs

Because of infection risks, flowers would not be allowed into a cancer patient's room. See more »

Quotes

Earl: You gonna play with them titties?
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Connections

References Le mani sulla città (1963) See more »

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Barcarolle Fantasy
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Arranged by Frederic Sans
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Enjoyed every moment of this film
11 May 2015 | by somfSee all my reviews

I have to start my review with discussing the inevitable comparisons with "The Fault in Our Stars". John Green fans would find it blasphemous to say this is a superior film but it certainly is. I don't think that I can argue that the characters in TFIOS are more realistic, but the whole unique style and quirkiness of MAEATDG make it a true classic of the teen genre like "The Breakfast Club" or "Breaking Away". It as important as many of the films to which Earl and Greg pay homage with their own hilarious versions.

So many of the same subjects that one finds in any film about the coming of age of high school students exist in this film, but the director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon puts his own stamp on what could otherwise be called cliché. Kudos to Gomez-Rejon whose previous work has been with several Fox TV shows. He should have a good career in film from here on out.

Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg, and RJ Cyler as Earl are all fantastic. I was familiar with Olivia Cooke before but not the other two. I expect to see a lot more from all of them.

The adults are all superbly cast as well. Molly Shannon spends the movie with a glass of white wine in one hand drowning the pain of dealing with her daughter's plight. Connie Briton and Nick Offerman are wonderful as Greg's parents, with Nick showing that the eccentricities of the child do not fall far from the tree.

I saw this tonight at a screening in Denver at an art house cinema called "The Mayan" It was built probably in the 30s or 40s most likely a single cinema that they did a pop top on to create two more theaters. Those two upstairs theaters are odd to say the least. The leg room is less than economy class on Spirit Air and the screen is not much more than double the size of my screen at home. Probably less that 150 seats as well.Weird place to show the film, since the theater downstairs is really quite nice. I bring this up because I hope this film gets seen by more than the art- house crowd. It really should have mass appeal. I assume Fox hopes to build strong word of mouth on Me and Earl. Well let me help them. Just go see this film. You won't regret it.


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