Penned by the same author that wrote last year’s hit, The Fault in Our Stars, Me Earl and the Dying Girl is pretty much a rehash the same. The Fault in Our
Stars was a box of Kleenex weepy film and any film with dying girl in the title is never going to be a comedy.
British actress Olivia Cooke plays Rachel a teenager with leukaemia who becomes best friends with Gregg (Thomas Mann), a socially awkward teenager whose
best friend is called Earl (R. J Cryer) and whose spare time is taken up by remaking parodies of famous films.
There's not much of a story to be told other than boy meets and falls for terminally ill girl, they have some laughs and share some life affirming
experiences before the inevitable happens, I won't spoil it but Gregg assures us, as he narrates the film, "Olivia doesn't die".
Not as much of a weepy as the much better A Fault In Our Stars, Me Earl and the Dying Girl has about just enough of a story to keep the audience
entertained, however I'd wager a bet that not long after you've left the cinema you'll have forgotten all about Gregg, Earl and the Dying Girl.