ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language
and some thematic elements
114 min | In English | Drama
JULY 3 - JULY 9
FRI 5:15 8:00
SAT 1:30 4:15 7:00
SUN 2:30 5:15
THURS 2:00 7:30
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About the Film
W/Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, R.J. Cyler with Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon,
Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) — a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer — he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
****: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has those handkerchief moments, but the laughs far outnumber the hard and sad punches. This is a movie that’s grounded in reality, has just enough whimsy and soars to the stars. It’s one of the best films of 2015."
-Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
****: "Poignant without being melodramatic, overflowing with unforced charm, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl holds a unique appeal that's certain to last."
-Anisha Jhaveri, Indiewire
"This brilliantly funny, casually profound and deeply affecting coming-of-age chronicle, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon from a screenplay by Jesse Andrews, even manages to be life-enlightening—it’s a fresh take on contemporary adolescence as a journey from ironic detachment to openhearted feeling."
-Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal