Squirrels With Scissors - A Review of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Director)

  • Halfdan Skjerning
  • Louise Thorsø Clemmensen
Reviews the film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (2015). The film portrays the development of a friendship between three young people, one of them newly diagnosed with cancer. The film is a humorous declaration of love and the power of friendship. It is about relating to another person in spite of being pulled in different directions by circumstances. The characters develop throughout the film by meeting their limitations and finding ways to cope with them. Instead of a happy ending, the film offers something more valuable: a realistic, sober story of adding meaning in a meaningless situation by selflessly giving to another person in ways that we all can give. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)