Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is going to be a huge hit. I’ve seen it and think it’s the best movie of the year so far. This new trailer really makes Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film look to be the atypical “Sundance Movie”, and it is that but so much more. The film has loads of style and heart and bends genre expectations as much as it embraces them.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Clyer in a dramedy about a high school senior who wishes to stay detached from serious friendships, only to find himself closer than ever to a girl suffering from leukemia. Here’s the official synopsis:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.