DVD Review: Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a story about Greg, a guy so paranoid about senior year at High School that he has crafted his entire High School experience through being friendly to everyone, but friends with no one. No one except Earl, a friend since childhood. Both loners they share the common interest of classic and art house films, courtesy of Greg’s day, and their way of expressing themselves is to make cheesy remakes of the films, changing the names to reflect objects they use in them. They are two nerdy, self conscious teens with low self esteem.
So when Greg’s mother forces him to go spend time with Rachel, he’s resistant to the idea, but gets forced into it. I mean, why would he want to have to leave his comfort zone to befriend a girl who has just been diagnosed with leukemia? Of course, whilst at first hesitant and unwilling, Greg soon bonds with Rachel, a girl who has been placed in a lonely and painful situation by no fault of her own.
Through his relationship with Rachel however, Greg begins to change.
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl could have easily another of those run of the mill teen films that use emotion to manipulate your feelings. But instead Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a touching, funny and genuinely emotional film. It’s a film that will challenge you to look past the exterior and realise that there is a lot more to people than often meets the eye.
Rating: M Offensive language, sexual references and drug references.