Day 338: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (February, 10)

We could name this "The cute week" only by the movies I've been watching.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a real gem, as I thought it would be just by its name. Everything here is projected to make us gush about the characters, the soundtrack and the story. The characters are cute and cool and so true, so that every element that would look too intentional is in fact honest and heartfelt. I love the "me" guy, Greg, in a great performance by Thomas Mann. He is so sincere and is able to actually speak his mind, a true example of how life can be easier this way (even in the most difficult times). The dying girl and the amazing Earl are not far behind, in equally good performances by Olivia Cooke and RJ Cyler. This is, in fact, those kind of movies that revolves around people, what is beautiful by itself.

There's one thing here that caught me at first sight, but I'll not comment about it. You'll understand when you see it. It's so adorable, even incredible, an amazing way of loving movies and talking about life. There's no other way than love it, I think.

An afterthought: The ending is more traditional that I would expect from such a movie, but it is ok. I guess there were not many options here. 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Cast:
Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke. Writers: Jesse Andrews from his own
novel. USA, 2015, 105 min., Dolby Digital, Color (DVD).


  1. I was hoping I would watch this one before you, like it and maybe recommend it to you. But you beat me to it. So I won't read your post until I watch it.

    [ j ]

    1. That's only fair. After that, tell me what you thought about it :)