Sunday, 16 August 2015

COMING SOON (3 September 2015): ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

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. -- IMDB

A quirky movie of a sad but affirming story. The performances on the part of the young cast are excellent. It's a courageous attempt to do something different with the coming-of-age genre by combining it with the drama of someone dying from cancer. But the director has tried too hard to make it "different" so that the viewer's emotional connection with the characters is undermined. There a some charming and deeply moving moments. But the overall tone of the movie seems forced. Would be ok to wait for the DVD.


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