Friday’s pick: Go see “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg and RJ Cyler as Earl in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."
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Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg and RJ Cyler as Earl in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."
Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg and RJ Cyler as Earl in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg and RJ Cyler as Earl in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

It’s summer, so there are plenty of great movies out in theaters right now. This weekend, a small film might be turning out to be a a big hit – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

Our reviewer gave the the movie an A-, calling it “nearly pitch perfect.” It won the Sundance’s grand jury prize and audience award.

The film tells the story of a high school senior who befriends a girl who has just been diagnosed with cancer. It’s based on a popular novel by Jesse Andrews and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Check out an earlier blog post to read about the film’s many fun movie references and catch them while you watch. Click here to find movie showtimes.

 


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