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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Greg is coasting through his senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making parody films with his only friend, Earl. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.
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Slant Magazine by

It unites a mélange of teen-film tropes into a narrative overburdened with cultural references and framing devices, and undermined by a lack of attention to character.
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Time Out by David Ehrlich

What begins as a spirited but safely familiar pastiche of John Hughes and Wes Anderson is compelled to become its own thing, Gomez-Rejon’s film embracing the most tired tropes of stereotypical YA weepies so that it can kiss them goodbye.
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Variety by Peter Debruge

Blending wit and modesty, Mann fits the bill, coming across as an overgrown kid with a good heart, but virtually no practice in relating to others — which is perhaps the thing that makes his experience so profoundly relatable.
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The Playlist by Rodrigo Perez

Brimming with wit, crushing last-act melancholia, laughs, and poignant heart, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a spectacular delivery of tears, love and laughter, and a beautifully charming, captivating knock-out.
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Screen Daily by Tim Grierson

Overly precious but undeniably affecting, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl travels into familiar dramatic terrain — the offbeat coming-of-age story, as well as the terminal-cancer drama — to deliver something that feels handmade and also heartfelt.

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