A lot of people complained about how some of the writing in last year's hit The Fault in Our Stars seemed a bit over-the-top or too grand. Maybe the straightfoward tone of the upcoming Me & Earl & the Dying Girl would better suit them? Yes, I realize that Fault and Earl have nothing in common except a girl dying of a disease. Easy now...
Based on the Jesse Andrews book of the same name, Earl tells the story of the relationship between Greg, Earl, and, you guessed it, a girl dying of leukemia named Rachel. She discovers that Greg and Earl make low-budget remakes of famous films, and her excitement inspires them to produce one about her. The film debuted to raves at Sundance this year, and received the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.
The recreated movies look effing hilarious, and I want to watch all of them.
Another reason I'm super excited is because I didn't realize it was filmed in Pittsburgh. I totally spotted that super quick shot of the Birmingham Bridge near the end of the trailer. If I had known that Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, and Olivia Cooke were filming in Pittsburgh, I wouldn't honed my stalking abilities.