This month was the DO OVER edition! We brought back 3 movies from some of the closest votes at PaaM this year that didn’t make the cut and gave them a second chance. Here were the contenders: City of God, Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, and St. Vincent– each movie a gem in its own right, but in the end the winner was…
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2015, 105 mins
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
We asked four teens to give you their reviews on this fresh coming of age film. Read what Lina (Returning PaaMer), Mercer (Film Connoisseur), Erize & Yaadi (The Regulars) had to say…
How would you sum up the movie in one sentence?
Lina: Three teens figure out life, death and how to grow up (also one of them has cancer).
Mercer: Earl tries his best to help out a dying girl, also Greg.
Erize: This is really hard to sum up in one sentence, for it has hope and sadness that these words cannot describe. You just have to watch it for yourself.
Yaadi: If you want to laugh you can laugh; if you want to cry you can cry, it’s that type of confusing movie.
Who would you recommend this movie to?
Lina: People who though The Fault in Our Starts was a good movie (hint” it isn’t)
Mercer: People who like smart and well-done cinematography & story.
Erize: My mother who experienced her father going through something similar.
Yaadi: My friends.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at https://teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Teen Programs Assistant at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event, open to anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL.