Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
First screened in June 2015
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Cast: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Katherine C. Hughes, Molly Shannon, Connie Britton, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Masam Holden, Matt Bennett. Screenplay: Jesse Andrews (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: Aka Me and Garden State and the Unexplored Black Sidekick. Banal, inert, narcissistic Epiphanies awash in buggy lenses, stylistic tics.

VOR:   I concede the film may be trying something: even the distorted lenses suggest an attempt to externalize deep narcissism. But everything feels cloddish, shallow, and affected.

Photo © 2015 Open Road Films/Significant Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D–

Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic); Audience Award (Dramatic)

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