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Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' as fest breakout

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' as fest breakout

It has a name a little like “Lars & the Real Girl” and it plays like the baby of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Juno” (though not the baby from “Juno” that ends up with Jennifer Garner). Yet for all its clear influences, all its cinematic signposts (when Nick Offerman shows up as a clueless dad, you know you’re in an indie dramedy), all its tricks and flourishes and Sundanciness, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is the breakout of the festival. It is the movie hailed as different than all the others here, the original piece by which its host festival and maybe a lot more will be measured. By now you may know the plot...

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