|Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Molly Shannon & others. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director|
|Pages/Publication Date:||1 / 2015|
|Publisher:||20th Century Fox|
(Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival) Awkward high school senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) can't really connect with anyone other than his buddy, Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes satirical films. In this 2015 drama, Greg's parents coerce him into hanging out with his childhood acquaintance, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who is battling leukemia. As the two outcasts unexpectedly bond, Greg begins a movie that he hopes will be worthy of his new friend, but in his singlemindedness, risks losing Rachel, Earl, and his own future career.
"This rousing adaptation of Jesse Andrews's novel is destined not only to connect with young audiences in a big way, but also to endure as a touchstone for its generation."—Variety