[Trailer] Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the stand-out film of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is almost guaranteed to be everybody’s next favorite indie film with its perfect mix of drama, comedy, great performances, and writing. Greg (Thomas Mann) is the titular “me,” a high school loner who tries hard to blend in with all of the cliques without making meaningful attachments. In fact, he refers to his only friend Earl (Ronald Cyler III) as a “co-worker,” who he’s shot and filmed over 40 films with since grade school. However, this all changes when his Mom makes him hang out with the “dying girl,” Rachel (Olivia Cooke). You can see where this is going…

Yet, the film subverts assumptions, which helps explain why Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance. I’ve been championing Mann’s rise in Hollywood since Project X, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the perfect film to help elevate his star to new heights.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will have a limited theatrical release on June 12th.

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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