The movie “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is about two boys who have to make a movie for a girl with cancer. The boys’ names are Greg, who speaks to you throughout the movie, and Earl, who is Greg’s best friend. The girl’s name is Rachel and her cancer is named leukemia. Greg makes more than a few mistakes during the movie; such as announcing that Rachel has leukemia in the middle of history class and making a movie so bad it kills someone.
This movie is rated PG-13 for a reason. There is a small amount of violence, some bad language, upsetting topics, and the use of drugs. This was a really good movie because of how touching it was. The acting was superb, and the actors made the teenagers they were playing come to life. The style was a bit different from most other teen cancer movies and this made the film even better. I would give the movie 5 out of 5 stars.
Thomas Mann is the actor who played Greg. He said that he felt that Greg was a more complex character than ones he has played previously. Some other movies Mann has been in include “Fun Size,” “As Cool as I Am,” and “Project X.”
RJ Cyler played Earl. He has never been in a movie before. He said that he didn’t really expect to get a part in this movie.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed this film. He has taken part in several other films, including, “The Town that Dreaded Sundown,” “Argo,” and “Bable.” He was second unit director for “Bable,” “Argo” and several other films. “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” are the only films he has directed. Gomez-Rejon said that he decided to direct this film because he lost his father to cancer. He said that he felt he could empathize with Greg. “My heroes are up on that screen,” Gomez-Rejon said at the movie premier of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”
This is not just a regular teen cancer movie. It will make you laugh then cry then laugh again. I would recommend this movie to anyone between ages 12 and 112 years old. This movie is truly worth seeing.