Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is based off of a book by the same name written by Jesse Andrews, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was bought by Fox Searchlight for $12 million in January 2015, which makes it the biggest buy in Sundance history. This comes to no surprise however because this is a very special movie, an instant classic, a beautiful coming of age story. Greg (Thomas Mann) is forced by his mother to hang out with his neighbor Rachel (Olivia Cooke) who has been diagnosed with cancer. At first Greg is reluctant to go and just wants to get the day over and done with, but an unlikely friendship forms between the two and Greg's friend, Earl (RJ Cyler).
What makes the film stand out is its wonderful screenplay written by Jesse Andrews. I was wowed by the dialogue between the characters, the way they embraced film and their love for it, the realism of their conversations. The acting was top notch, wonderful performances by all the actors. The way the film could at one part make you cry of laughter and enjoyment, and the next cry of sadness and sorrow. Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a beautiful film that can be enjoyed by all. It captures the essence of its youth perfectly, and gives you a new found respect for true friends. 5 out of 5 stars! A must see!