Sunday, 16 August 2015
COMING SOON (3 September 2015): ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
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.