A near pitch-perfect ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ (Our grade: A-)

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Olivia Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”
Olivia Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

Olivia Cooke as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

In the middle of the blockbuster season, it’s nice to see a small film that really could be a big hit — something quirky and smart like 2006’s August surprise, “Little Miss Sunshine.”

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is this year’s hope amid the hype. After premiering at Sundance in January, it went on to win the festival’s grand jury prize and audience award. And it has a very big heart, especially for anyone who loves movies.

» A guide to fun movie references in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” 

» Read full review on MyStatesman.com | Find showtimes for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”


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