Opening this month is a very special movie that doesn’t have superheroes or explosions, but instead has a lot of heart. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was one of the best films we saw at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and we at Collider are proud to exclusively debut a trio of new posters for the picture. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the film revolves around a Criterion Collection-obsessed high school senior (Thomas Mann) who is talked into spending time with an acquaintance classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
The movie is great, and so are these new posters, which carry the self-aware tone of the film perfectly. In the midst of big franchise and tentpole pictures that will be crowding the multiplexes this summer, I urge you to take a breather with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. It’s hilarious, sweet, and incredibly smart, with well-drawn characters and an emotional gut-punch to boot.
Check out the posters below, via Fox Searchlight, and click here to read my review. The film opens June 12th and also stars RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Jon Bernthal, and Molly Shannon.
You can find out more about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl on the internets:
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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.