Sydney Film Festival 2015 - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Jesse Andrews adapts his own novel in his screenwriting début, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. He teams with a great director, Alfonso Gómez-Rejon, and a bit of a find of a cast (Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke) to bring this lovely story to the screen. It is not a unique coming of age story, and it does have a teenage girl dying of cancer in it, so it will be compared to John Green's Fault in our Stars. But who says it has to be unique to be a good way to spend a couple of hours. You will laugh, and cry, and are given a ready made list of classic films to go and watch once the credits roll. Nice. This is a well made crown pleasing film that can be seen by the whole family. And it is not animated. Well 90% is not animated. Enjoy.