“Me & Earl…” & The Representation of Realistic Nerdy Misfits


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“High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer” (IMDb) in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

In limited release from 12 June.

Written by Jesse Andrews, adapted from his book || Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

The film nerd spoof creations of Greg and Earl. The film nerd spoof creations of Greg and Earl.

I know this movie is easy to meet with eye rolls. The title alone is irksome enough (I have a personal philosophy that titles should be at one to three words, and should be as plain as Hemingway) to repulse potential viewers who maybe see the title, hear the premise and think “another MPDG [Manic Pixie Dream Girl, a now catch-all term for remotely quirky girls who teach a sullen boy the joys of life] saves a sad boy and…

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