'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' is the next movie we need, need, need to see
Where to even begin with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl? Aside from the fact that it looks like a movie we need in our lives on a deep emotional and cinematic level.
Well, now we finally have a trailer for the Fox Searchlight sleeper hit that took critics and audiences by storm at Sundance earlier this year, and so far it lives up to the hype. I mean, it seriously looks awesome. We can expect a film that won basically every single major award at Sundance to be pretty great, but we are particularly pumped for this one.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl centers on a group of three friends. Greg and Earl have been buddies for years, making films using one simple formula: Take a movie you like, tweak the title, and remake it. The movies they make inevitably end up being horrible (one is A Sockwork Orange, you guys), but they keep at their project.
When their classmate Rachel is diagnosed with leukemia, Greg’s parents (played by Connie Britton and Nick Offerman, powerful casting) encourage him to spend time with her, and he agrees. Greg, Earl and Rachel become a dynamic trio, until Rachel’s health declines and the boys decide to make a movie for her.
As Hello Giggles writer Kit Steinkellner pointed out back in February, this might sound a little like The Fault in Our Stars. But she also pointed out that, the movie actually “feels a lot more like Harold and Maude,” the 1971 coming of age story-turned-cult classic, which if you haven’t seen since Kit told you to . . . get it together and see it already. Vulture described Me and Earl and the Dying Girl this way: “The movie is an answer to the question, ‘What if Wes Anderson remade The Fault in Our Stars?'”
Are you so excited? Can you barely contain yourself? Us too. Here’s the awesome trailer:
I KNOW! It looks amazing. It’s in theaters June 12, so mark that in your planner!