Updated: Oct 1, 2020
I don’t normally rave about films, but I can’t resist after seeing, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL.
It’s about a dying girl (it’s in the title, so it is not a spoiler). It’s about filmmaking. It’s about 80’s/90’s nostalgia. No wait, it’s totally just another coming of age story that pays homage to John Hughes and Werner Herzog…wait, what?
People wanted “Perks of Being a Wallflower” to be the film that defined a generation…it wasn’t. Luckily, a new film, E AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is. It’s the best film I’ve seen this year (sorry “Mad Max”). This isn’t a film that you easily walk out of and go about your day after viewing, no this is a film that transcends cinema and for the sake of this run-on sentence, it is quite simply an “instant classic.”
Don’t walk to see ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL — run. It’s the most original piece of cinema based on cliched topics to hit the screen in a long time. #BestMovieoftheYearinJune…say what?