Mini Review - Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl (out Sep 3) is the tale of a socially awkward teenager who befriends a fellow high school student battling leukaemia. It feels like it's trying too hard in the early stages to be quirky and off-beat (many film references) but once it settles and you get to know these characters, it becomes an affecting drama. Grade: B+.