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OLIVIA Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg

Why you should watch Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

OLIVIA Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg
OLIVIA Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is based on Jesse Andrews’ bestselling novel about a high school boy who is forced by his mother to spend time with a girl who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Jesse wrote the script too, with the guidance of Dan Fogelman who wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love and Tangled. “When I read the book, I realized that I’d never heard this voice before. It’s young and self-aware and engaged and so very touching. My instinct was that Jesse should write the script and I would help him do it,” Dan said.

The result is a beautiful, odd, funny, bittersweet coming-of-age film that some have described as “Wes Anderson meets John Hughes.” This isn’t just another teenage cancer movie.

Greg (Thomas Mann), Earl (RJ Cyler) and Rachel (Olivia Cooke) will make you fall in love without falling in love. You will be charmed, you will laugh and yes, you will cry. You may even want to see it again.

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is now showing in cinemas nationwide.