Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Critics Consensus

Beautifully scripted and perfectly cast, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is a coming-of-age movie with uncommon charm and insight.

81%

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Total Count: 206
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Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) with whom he hasn't spoken to since kindergarten - who was just diagnosed with cancer. (C) Fox Searchlight

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Cast

Nick Offerman
as Greg's Dad
Connie Britton
as Greg's Mom
Jon Bernthal
as Mr. McCarthy
Matt Bennett
as Scott Mayhew
Masam Holden
as Ill Phil
Marco Zappala
as Theater Dork
Kaza Marie Ayersman
as Rachel's Friend
Etta Cox
as Principal
Karriem Sami
as Limo Driver
Hugh Jackman
as Himself
Joan Augustin
as Elderly Mourner
Mark Granatire
as Testimonial Student #1
Kayana White
as Testimonial Student #2
Linda Kanyarusoke
as Testimonial Student #3
Drew Palajsa
as Testimonial Student #4
Elly Silberstein
as Testimonial Student #5
Nicole Tubbs
as Children's Hospital Nurse
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All Critics (206) | Top Critics (45)

  • There's plenty to like here, but the movie focuses on the least interesting person on the screen, a curious choice considering we're talking life and death.

    Dec 31, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • I found myself relishing the skill of the cast and laughing at the sharply turned dialogue while wincing at the self-consciousness of the storytelling and the self-congratulatory pop-culture references.

    Dec 31, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Somewhere along the way Earl eases up on the suburban-Wes Anderson whimsy and starts to find its heart, infusing the story's self-conscious cleverness and trick-shot set pieces with something sweeter, sadder, and even a little bit profound.

    Dec 31, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Poignant without being melodramatic, overflowing with unforced charm, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl holds a unique appeal that's certain to last.

    Dec 31, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • The filmmaking from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is hyper-stylized and a bit wonky at times, with a few odd security camera angles thrown into the mix. But it's also energetic and mostly fun to watch, especially the glimpses of their "awful" movies.

    Dec 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The biggest flaw in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is right there in the title: the first word, specifically.

    Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…

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