Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Reviews

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August 5, 2019
The spectacularly poignant ending, complete with growth, insight, and truth, will rip you apart and just as rebuild you.
June 18, 2019
It's very hipster-cute.
May 4, 2019
Mann and Cooke's performances are so open and natural that the screenplay's intelligent interrogation of lofty themes - including death, fear, and intergenerational relationships - never feels preachy or condescending.
March 13, 2019
What's captured here so well is the solipsism and confusion of being an adolescent who's forced to deal with death before you're ready to, an aspect of life so many films have trouble representing on-screen.
January 23, 2019
It's a mixture of quirk and heart-breaking sadness that features plenty of humor -- only to pull the emotional rug out from under its audience.
November 1, 2018
Despite being cobbled together from so many familiar pieces, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl feels wholly unique and is one of the best movies of the year.
December 3, 2017
Bernthal's history teacher gives a monologue about continuing to learn about loved ones long after they're gone that is beautifully written and delivered.
October 30, 2017
It doesn't get off to the strongest start but improves rapidly, thanks largely to the low-key but nicely winning performances delivered by Thomas Mann and R J Cyler as teenage buddies and amateur film-makers Greg and Earl.
October 17, 2017
Dying Girl has all the trappings of a twee nightmare, but it's a deeply moving film.
August 21, 2017
[Cinematographer] Chung Chung-hoon invests ordinary teenage bedrooms and suburban high-school cafeterias with a magic and mystery that don't disguise the film's shortcomings--but sure make them easier to forgive.
August 2, 2017
Despite its significant failings, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl still left me hopeful. Perhaps I'm just twentieth-century enough to be pleasantly surprised by young people who are really trying to say and make things of substance.
April 26, 2017
[Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's] directing of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is crackling with invention, high spirits, and love of the movie.
May 4, 2016
Although a touch too hip at times, and twee at others, Me and Earl is a sharply observed teenage drama and a real delight.
April 6, 2016
This delicate movie elevates itself from the usual run-of-the-mill schooldays saga with a script that is one part funny, one part tragic and all parts thoroughly human.
March 2, 2016
There is whimsy, but also a grounded realism in the idea that life is a journey and not always a smooth one.
February 29, 2016
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is a film that shows that behind the director, there is a new voice with a lot of talent. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 24, 2016
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon with remarkable control, creativity and fervor, the film is equal parts a homage to classic cinema and a heart-wrenching romantic comedy with earned emotion.
January 14, 2016
If only we all cared as much
January 8, 2016
Me and Earl & the Dying Girl is a superb tearjerker that skilfully captures the vulnerability that comes with intimacy and the bittersweet inevitability of life and death.
December 31, 2015
It relies on smart writing, clever ideas, terrific cinematography and rich, complex characters who are inhabited by three superb young actors, as well as a cast of crafty veterans in the supporting roles.
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