Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal.. 105 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Drama.

Think Perks of Being a Wallflower, add severe sarcasm to the impossibly unfunny subject of The Fault in Our Stars' teenagers with cancer, and you get this film: about two boys who befriend a dying leukemic girl. You'll find yourself laughing unexpectedly at so many difficult situations, it feels strange how comedy can be found in such tragic themes. One of those movies where the dialogue is so intrusive and intelligent about simple facts of life, it makes you too self-aware of your surroundings, wondering how you can talk to "smart people in trouble", without offending them.

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