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.




Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (12A)

1h 45m

starring:
Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton


UK Release: Friday 4th September 2015


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