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1,545 Ratings

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
United States, 2015
Drama, Comedy


Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
While [Greg] assumes the trash-auteur mantle, [Earl] does little besides utter the words “dem titties”—though the film does take just enough time to gawk at Earl’s crumbling residence on the wrong side of the tracks. That Me is otherwise so insistently self-aware—chapter-book title cards like “This is the part where I get into my first fight ever” divide the action—makes its narrow-mindedness all the more noxious.
January 11, 2016
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Tempting though it initially is to dismiss this double Sundance-winning coming-of-ager as yet another self-satisfied indie comedy offering only surface charms, the emotional payoff delivered in the tonally uneven third act confirms this as a work of real substance.
September 03, 2015
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Gomez-Rejon and cinematographer Chugn-hoon Chung (Park Chan-wook’s DP) artfully depict Greg’s tunnel vision perspective in a away that is expansive, using alarmingly fast dolly shots, fly-on-the-ceiling shots and, especially, wide-angle shots emphasising his mistaken belief that he is alienated.
July 31, 2015

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