"Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" basically dominated Sundance, walking away with the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Based on Jesse Andrews' book by the same name, the film finally has its first trailer, and it's every bit as funny and touching as early reviews promised. The film is already heralded as the next big teen cult classic. Here's the synopsis, per Fox Searchlight:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" opens in limited release on June 12.