Monday, October 5, 2015

"Me, Earl and the Dying Girl" was swell! My review, courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERC

Check out my thoughts on "Me, Earl and the Dying Girl" thanks to our Godaddy coupon CJCSIGLERC

This one was a big winner at Sundance, claiming the Grand Jury award and the audience favorite award earlier this year. I watched in October and it was still good.

My spoiler free review:

The short: A high school touchy-feely piece, different and yet similar to the angst the students felt in the fantastic movie Brick.  Earl is a wonder, and the dying girl is … well, dying. They both execute their parts exceedingly well and are wonderful foils to the main character.

The longer: I love that the protagonist (the "Me" in the title) narrates the whole movie in voice over, and you can never tell what he wants or where he's telling the truth or making up a reality he'd love to see come to pass. It's nuanced and quiet, and very moving.

From IMDB: High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

This one is one to watch when you're not in the mood for a lot of action, but are in the mood for a lot of feels.

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