With the release of Paper Towns and The Longest Ride coming soon to the theater near you, audiences have more summer romances to anticipate such as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The novel was written by Jesse Andrews. It is the so-called next ‘TFIOS’ movie as Chelsea Briggs has said on Hollywire TV from youtube except without the romance.
The novel is about a high school boy named Greg Gaines who only has one friend, Earl. He is allegedly the master of disappearing into the social environment. Greg and Earl films homemade videos on their own time when the tables turn around. His mother asked him to rekindle his friendship with his childhood friend Rachel. Rachel is diagnosed with leukemia. When Rachel has decided to stop the treatment, Greg and Earl decided to make a film for her which turned into the ‘Worst Film Ever Made’ which in turn brought Greg into the spotlight.
Think of the novel as a sprinkle of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Spark into one movie.
The movie releases on June 12th, 2015 (which is 4 days before Ellen’s birthday f.y.i.) to the theater near you.