Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie quotes follow high school students who make a movie for a classmate diagnosed with cancer. Based on the book of the same name by Jesse Andrews, who also penned the screenplay, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed the comedy-drama film. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl first premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic and the Audience Award for U.S. Drama before opening theatrically on June 12, 2015.
In Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is an antisocial and awkward high school senior in Pennsylvania. When his parents (Connie Britton and Nick Offerman) inform him that classmate Rachel Kushner (Olivia Cooke) has been diagnosed with leukemia, they strongly suggest that Greg hang out with her to ease her suffering. Neither Greg or Rachel are too interested in that idea, but they do so anyway, including adding classmate Earl (Ronald Cyler II) to their crew.
So when Earl explains to Rachel that he and Greg make horrible movies, Greg and Earl embark on making a movie for Rachel. But when the movie comes out terribly, Greg focuses the failure on himself, despite others urging him to quit his self loathing when his problems pale in comparison to Rachel's. Whether he likes it or not, this forces Greg to break out of his awkward funk and look at himself honestly.Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is just one of several great films opening in June 2015 alongside the likes of Jurassic World, Entourage, Spy, and San Andreas.
Greg: I have no idea how to tell this story, even how to start it. This is the story of my senior year of high school and how it destroyed my life. All right, this is the story of my senior year of high school and how me and Earl made a film so bad, it literally killed someone. Okay, maybe that's not what happened, but my friend Rachel did get cancer and me and Earl did make a film and none of our lives would ever be the same.In a voice over, Greg explains his story, which is also the plot of the film. He and friend Earl made a horrible movie for fellow friend Rachel, who has cancer.
Rachel: You guys are making a movie for me?
Greg: We tried a bunch of stuff and it's not that good.
Madison: Now is not the time for your 'I'm Greg, I suck and nothing I ever do is good' thing.
Rachel: Look, I don't want you hanging out with me. I don't need your stupid pity. It's fine. You can just go.
Greg: No, hey, hey, you got it all wrong. I'm not here cause I pity you. I'm actually here cause my mom is making me.
Rachel: It's actually worse.
Greg: Yeah, I know.
Rachel: Look, it's okay. Honestly, I'm fine. Just, just go.
Greg: Rachel, just listen to me for a second. My mom is going to turn my life into a living hell if I don't hang out with you. I can't overstate how annoying she's being about this. She's basically like the LeBron James of nagging. LeBron James plays basketball.
Rachel: I know who LeBron James is.
Greg: Look, I know I'm not doing you any favors here. What I'm asking is for you to do me a favor.
Rachel: You want a favor from me?
Greg: Yes, just let me hang out with you for one day. I can tell my mom we hung out then we'll just be out of each other's lives. Deal?
Rachel: Is that a black power salute?
Greg: No, I was going in for a fist bump.
Rachel: I can't fist bump you from up here.
Greg: We agreed to do a film that we have no idea what it should look like or even be. What was I thinking?
Earl: I'm so tired of you treating this girl like she's a burden because somebody actually cares about you. Her life is over after this!