Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Production: Fox Searchlight
  17 wins & 29 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

in front of

this overwhelming misery...

...and overwhelming


and overwhelming lack of order.


Honey, can we come in?

Jesus, Jesus!

Yeah. What do you want?

First of all,

I was going through...

...your stuff

and I saw that you

have not even unwrapped

your college directory.

Mom, don't go through my stuff.

We discussed it, and she gets

to go through your stuff.

Just have a look.

It's fun.

It's like a menu

for your future.

What are you in the mood for?

Some Penn State?

Some Pepperdine?

Pomona? Princeton?

I'm not getting into Princeton.

He's not getting into Princeton.

Um, so, is that it?

No, honey, it's not it.

Your father and I want to talk to you

about something kind of sad.


What happened?

Well, I just got off the phone

with Denise Kushner,

Rachel's mom. You know Denise?

Um, not really.

You're friends

with Rachel, though.

Yeah, I mean,

we're like, acquainted.

Come here.


Rachel's been diagnosed

with leukemia.

They just found out.

Your test was today?

Ugh. Tests! I've been there.

Oh, God.

Is that serious?

They're doing

all kinds of tests.

They're doing

everything they can.

They just don't know.

Man, that sucks.

You're right.

It sucks.

It sucks really bad.

It sucks quite a bit.


Dad, Cat Stevens is clawing me.

Well, he's deeply distraught.

Well, you know,

I was talking to Denise...

...and Denise feels that

you might be someone...

...who could make

Rachel feel better.

Yeah, but like I said,

we're not really friends, so...

Just give Rachel a call.

Yeah, well, what do you

want me to say?

"Hey, it's Greg, the guy who's

"never really paid

attention to you...

"...but now you have cancer,

so let's hang out"?

That's not gonna work.

She'll think

you're being sarcastic.

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Jesse Andrews (born September 15, 1982) is an American novelist and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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