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How to Push Ahead in Life with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, A Movie Review

7 Jul

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a clever film that looks at the life for an awkward teen, Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) who needs to look outside of the box more than ever. Instead of making parodies of internationally well-known avant-garde films with his friend Earl (Ronald Cyler II), his talents gets a different push into looking into what kind of man he can become. This movie is a coming of age tale for Greg. He learns how to fit in instead of trying to become invisible to the world that’s around him.

He forsakes his high school life during lunch time. Most of the time is spent in the office of his high school history teacher where he can remain isolated. Along with Earl, they just do not know where to belong in this macrocosm of social space. While the instructor tries to impart some wisdom, it’s largely ignored.

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