Movie of the Week: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

AHFW looks back to high school, and not our teenage days, but Greg, Earl, and Rachel’s experiences in 2015.  It’s worth the trip, because “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” – and off-beat wonder – is one of the most affecting high school movies in years.

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2015) – A self-doubting teen (Thomas Mann) befriends a fellow student stricken with leukemia (Olivia Cooke), and the particularly well-written script provides an equally hilarious and affecting journey about teenagers coping with untimely circumstances.  Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon guides the material with a Wes Anderson-like flair, as Mann, Cooke, and RJ Cyler (as Earl) deliver especially likable and sympathetic performances while navigating through the clumsy, exposed, and thoughtful emotions of youth.

⭐⭐⭐⭐  out of  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Image and Trailer credits: Searchlight Pictures

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