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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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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.ndnd Written by Toby Padilla

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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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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2012 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. 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

Earl: I'm so tired of you treating this girl like she's a burden. You know, her life is over after this! And you want to come over here bitching and whining about some irrelevant bullshit!
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Everybody's Talkin'
Written by Fred Neil
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A movie teens should watch. If you liked Fault in our Stars you will love this movie.
25 September 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We're not even friends." Greg (Mann) is finally a senior. He as survived high school by trying to be invisible to everyone and not causing any drama. When his mother tells him that a classmate (Cooke) has been diagnosed with cancer and that he should hang out with her he hesitates. What starts off as something he is forced to do actually helps him to become who he truly is. If you have teenagers this is a movie they should watch. The movie is a mix of Fault in our Stars and Perks of Being a Wallflower. There is humor and drama in this but the best part about it is that it feels real and nothing about it is forced. The movie could have easily been cheesy and almost after-school-special-like but it stays away from that and becomes something that is truly special. It isn't anything all that original but the writing and acting really make this one of the better movies of this genre and I recommend it. Overall, a movie that could have been very hokey but instead turned out to be very real and heartfelt. A movie teens should watch. If you liked Fault in our Stars you will love this movie. I give it a high B+.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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