I really loved this movie when I first watched it because it was phenomenally made and exceptionally funny. As such, I was extremely happy to find out that we would be watching it in one of my classes.
The film is very well-written. The characters are likable and the protagonist of Greg is relatable. The film is very funny, but is not too overly funny as to be offensive with its subject matter. As an aspiring filmmaker, I also really enjoyed the film. The amateur parody element of the film was great, providing some extremely funny moments in the film.
The acting is also great. Thomas Mann is great as the protagonist, capturing the awkwardness of the character well. Olivia Cooke is also great in her role, so convincing at times that her performance can almost bring tears to your eyes. Nick Offerman has a hilarious supporting role, and Jon Bernthal is very good in his supporting role too, providing both funny and dramatic scenes well in his role.
The technical elements of the film are also great. There is some amazing cinematography, with certain shots even feeling like they come out of the Wes Anderson "textbook". There is also seamless integration of stop-motion animation that is very well-done.
So overall, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is an absolute must for all fans of young adult adaptations and film buffs alike. It also provides some good, well-made laughs for those who may not fit into those categories.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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