Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
This movie was good and kind of sad. I liked Thomas Mann as Greg.He was good.Matt Bennett wasn’t great in this at all. He was supposed to be all tough and just wasn’t good at it.Olivia Cooke was good.I liked her character Rachel. I really liked the movies Greg and Earl made. They were silly videos. I think it would be cool to makes someone happy like that though. To do something nice for a person while they are miserable and try to cheer them up. Putting a smile on someone’s face is always a good thing and it makes them feel good.Good things come from doing good deeds. It was so sweet how he tried to keep her happy and how they became friends. The Wolverine scene was kind of funny though.