Based on the Jesse Andrews young adult novel of the same name, this comedy drama introduces us to Greg (Mann), a teen misfit at school who spends most of his time making short movies with his friend Earl. However, Greg’s mother wants him to reconnect with his childhood friend Rachel, who has just been diagnosed with leukemia, and Greg reluctantly starts spending time with her and introduces her to Earl.
A coming of age movie that gets the balance between weepie and comedy spot on, this features three terrific central performances from its young cast and a touching and funny script that calls some of the best teen movies like Say Anything and The Breakfast Club to mind. Well worth a look.
Is Me And Earl And The Dying Girl suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
This is a teen movie and is aimed at kids over the age of 12. Younger viewers may be upset by the theme of terminal illness throughout the movie.