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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 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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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.ndnd Written by Toby Padilla

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Trivia

RJ Cyler's first film. 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

Greg: So if this was a touching romantic story this is probably where a new feeling would wash over me and suddenly we would be furiously making out with the fire of a thousand suns. But this isn't a touching romantic story.
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Alternate Versions

There was a scene in which Greg films himself for Rachel's movie, and ends up saying, "Hi, Rachel. Um, Earl's right. All the ways that we tried to make a film for you, just kind of turned out completely horrible. So, yeah. It got me thinking about the reason that we wanted to make this film for you in the first place, and, you know, when it comes right down to it, and you just say it, without screwing around, um, I believe in you. You can do it." Those last lines are the same as what all the other students said, and Greg and Earl disliked when they said that. In this scene, Greg looks at a bunch of cameras on his shelf, realizes how phony he is, and turns off the camera. It was cut from the movie because the director thought the movie would be better without it, even though it was hard to say goodbye to. See more »

Connections

References Captain Phillips (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance with Me
Written by Milo Bonacci, Wesley Miles, Mathieu Santos, Rebecca Zeller and Dennis Herring
Performed by Ra Ra Riot
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
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Saw it at Dallas Film Festival
16 April 2015 | by twinartistsSee all my reviews

I have been looking forward to this movie for a while. I saw the trailer and was instantly gripped by it. I got to see it early at the Dallas Film Festival three months before it was actually released. The film was incredible. The dialog was amazing, If you enjoyed fast wit like Juno, then you'll have a blast with this one. It's a must see, and deals with cancer in such a touching way. The acting was amazing. Nick Offerman and Connie Britton were hilarious and touching. Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler were also brilliant in every way. The director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, did an amazing job here. Every scene had it's own feel to it that made the film feel unique.

It captures high school in a great way that I didn't expect. It shows cliques in a new light, and it gives a great representation of how the protagonist deals with it. The film changes tone with ease. With a gradual enough change that doesn't feel forced or awkward. It's an amazing movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$196,496, 14 June 2015

Gross USA:

$6,758,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,074,749
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Indian Paintbrush See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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