Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a Sundance Film Award Winner based on a YA novel of the same name. The film follows a self-deprecating high schooler/amateur filmmaker named Greg, who befriends a classmate recently diagnosed with cancer. Although Greg prides himself on being a bit of a loner, his friendship with Rachel (the "Dying Girl") slowly reveals Greg's fear of becoming too close to others. Despite the highly depressing subject matter, this film (and the novel by Jesse Andrews that the film is based on) manages to be consistently hilarious, with standout performances by Nick Offerman and Molly Shannon.
"Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ""co-worker"" than a best friend. But when Greg's mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be."