Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' Review

I haven't seen every film in the U.S. dramatic competition, but I'm betting that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl wins the Grand Jury Prize. Emotional, precocious, in thrall with movies, the second feature from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon concerns a high school outcast (Thomas Mann) who befriends a classmate (Olivia Cooke) dying of cancer. This movie is for people who think Wes Anderson's movies aren't emotional enough. I liked it, with reservations. My review is up at Screen International.