Me and Earl and the Dying girl won both the Judges and audience Prizes at Sundance this year. The tale of Greg – who simply seeks to get through high school senior year anonymously but is pressured by his mom to speak to a girl he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – looks to be charming, offbeat, funny and maybe a wee bit poignant.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opens on June 12th.
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL will be released in theaters on June 12, 2015!
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
|Release:||June 12, 2015 (Limited platform)|
|Directed by:||Alfonso Gomez-Rejon|
|Screenplay by:||Jesse Andrews|
|Based on the book by:||Jesse Andrews|
|Produced by:||Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman, Jeremy Dawson|
|Cast:||Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook, R.J. Cyler with Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton|
|Runtime:||1 hour, 44 minutes|