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Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

#1 Post by Beate » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:44 pm

The title really says it all - it's about loner Greg, his "coworker" Earl and a dying girl, with some hysterical parents and weirdo teachers and classmates thrown in for good measure. Their movies were a bit too quirky for me (no wonder she fell into a coma!), and it veered from comedy into tragedy and back without warning, but all in all this was a likeable effort. I loved her cutout books!

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#2 Post by prettyxcool » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:03 am

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Felt a bit long in the middle but overall a good, quirky and humorous film. The relationship between Rachel and Greg is both funny and somber and together with Earl are well cast. Script is good too. The way the subject matter is dealt with, is also very inventive and heartfelt. 7/10
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Re: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

#3 Post by weliveandbreathewords » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:20 am

I absolutely loved this and certainly delivered a more poignant story than TFIOS did. I wept like a baby. I loved her cut out books(I want to make some now) and I loved the message that even though someone's gone, their life still continues to unravel and you learn new things about them all the time.
Plus the film was quirky, loved the stop animation, loved their goofy homemade movie collection and the cast in general.
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p.s this is a book! now go read it! ;)
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#4 Post by FBS » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:34 am

Beautiful and emotional. A wonderful film about the loss of friendship.
Big praise for Olivia Cooke (Who plays Rachel). Thought she was magnificent.
You'll laugh a heck of a lot, but be prepaid to cry as well.

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#5 Post by The Sparrow » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:00 am

Actually I was quite shocked that someone could destroy books in the way she did!
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#6 Post by Spring » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:45 am

Beate wrote:The title really says it all - it's about loner Greg, his "coworker" Earl and a dying girl, with some hysterical parents and weirdo teachers and classmates thrown in for good measure. Their movies were a bit too quirky for me (no wonder she fell into a coma!), and it veered from comedy into tragedy and back without warning, but all in all this was a likeable effort. I loved her cutout books!

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Agree with you Beate...for a movie with such somber tone, I found the it funny at times (especially with his relationship with his parents), uncomfortable at others (I could not understand rachel's mother behavior with Greg), but definitely worth the journey. I now wanna learnt to do cut-out books!
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#7 Post by biggins » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:23 pm

Well I am in the minority here. I didn't laugh a lot and didn't hear many laughing last night at the Omni, Edinburgh.
Too quirky for my taste and I found it hard to make out what Earl was saying sometimes. Hard hearted maybe but I didn't find it a tear jerker. 6/10
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Re: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

#8 Post by vealster » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Really enjoyed this, really liked the character of Greg and the theme of him not having confidence and therefore saying he had no friends when he'd actually worked really hard to be nice to everyone.

The subject matter was dealt with in a kind and thoughtful manner without being overly sentimental and was great to see another movie with Jon Bernthal in after "We Are Your Friends" last week.

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#9 Post by funthing29 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:43 am

I didn't find this particularly funny or emotional. It dragged in the middle and has not left any kind of impression on me. 6/10.
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#10 Post by aajsmh1 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:36 am

I saw this film about 2 months ago in America and I loved it. It has a completely unique style and was a great, generation-crossing, movie.
I thought it was sweet, warm and took inspiration from Wes Anderson movies.

I've got a preview ticket so I can see it again next week! I'm very excited.

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