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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 July 2015 (USA)
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High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. Written by Toby Padilla

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This is the poster where you meet my co-worker Earl. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG - 13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Yo, él y Raquel  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,039, 19 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,743,776, 30 August 2015
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2.35 : 1
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2012 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Greg is playing the video that Earl left at his house, the Mac video player that he is playing it in reads 00:00:00 throughout and there is no active pointer running through the time line at the bottom (as is standard) See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Is that a black power salute?
Greg: No, I was going in for a fist bump.
Rachel: I can't fist bump you from up here.
Greg: Yeah, I realize that.
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Connections

Spoofs La Jetée (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Dorrian Cormac
Courtesy of APM Music
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Saw it at Dallas Film Festival
16 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have been looking forward to this movie for a while. I saw the trailer and was instantly gripped by it. I got to see it early at the Dallas Film Festival three months before it was actually released. The film was incredible. The dialog was amazing, If you enjoyed fast wit like Juno, then you'll have a blast with this one. It's a must see, and deals with cancer in such a touching way. The acting was amazing. Nick Offerman and Connie Britton were hilarious and touching. Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler were also brilliant in every way. The director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, did an amazing job here. Every scene had it's own feel to it that made the film feel unique.

It captures high school in a great way that I didn't expect. It shows cliques in a new light, and it gives a great representation of how the protagonist deals with it. The film changes tone with ease. With a gradual enough change that doesn't feel forced or awkward. It's an amazing movie.


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