Me and Earl and the Dying Girl parents guide

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

High school kids are forced to contemplate questions about life and death.

Overall C+

Lots of kids in their last year of high school have questions about the future, but Greg Gains (Thomas Mann) is particularly perplexed after spending time with a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Me and Earl and the Dying Girl PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements.

Run Time: 104 minutes

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Why is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl rated PG-13? Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements.

Violence: Two boys scuffle in a school cafeteria. One boy is knocked down and repeatedly punched. A boy punches another character in the stomach. Characters depict a fight using clay figurines. Parents argue.

Sexual Content: A character looks at porn on his computer. A woman kisses her daughter’s male friend repeatedly on the cheek. Characters talk about masturbation and female anatomy on several occasions. Several other characters talk about sexual acts and make sexual references.

Language: The script includes the infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context, the frequent use of profanities, moderate and mild curses. Some ethnic and sexual slurs are also heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A woman frequently drinks to deal with family stress and appears to be drunk on at least one occasion. She later gives alcohol to teen boys. Other characters are shown with alcohol. Characters mistakenly consume marijuana and experience the effects of the illegal drug. There are other references to illegal drug use as well. Characters, including a teen, are shown smoking on several occasions.

From the Studio:
In ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, Thomas Mann plays Greg Gaines, an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten - who was just diagnosed with cancer. © Fox Searchlight

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

Cast and Crew

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and stars Connie Britton, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie is October 6, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl
Release Date: 6 October 201
Me & Earl & The Dying Girl releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
- This is Where You Learn How The Movie Was Made
- Abstract: Movie for Rachel
- A Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
- Greg Gaines and Earl Jackson Productions (Shorts Montage)
- Audio Commentary by Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
- Greg's Trailer, Gallery
- And more!

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