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He is pressured by his parents to seriously apply to a college, but Greg is unsure of which one to choose. Meanwhile, word gets around Benson High that Greg and Rachel have become close.

The two of them form a bond with Rachel, played by Olivia Cooke, you can guess what role she plays who Greg similarly first describes as someone he is "acquainted with.

Meet earl and the girl

His other peers pressure him into doing things he doesn't want to. When Greg finds himself troubled by her inevitable death and tries to cling to her memory and learn more about her as much as he can, he runs down the same staircase, breaking the barrier and completing the necessary journey the film sets him on, pointing to a heartbreaking emotional climax. In the epilogue, Greg reveals that he wrote the book as an explanation to his prospective college, the University of Pittsburgh, about why he fell back on schoolwork during his last school year. In real life, very few people are lucky enough to take something amazing away from an experience like that. Greg is furious but does not stop him. This leads to an awkward conversation between the two. Maybe you won't like this sentiment, but it felt a million times more honest and real than any other book about illness that I can remember. To Greg's horror, the film is shown to the entire school during an assembly. He's the most genuinely enjoyable of the many quirky characters in this movie, and first time actor RJ Cyler might be bound for a career of typecasting; however, he is a star waiting to be made. At school, Greg begins to fall back in his studies and soon comes close to failing all of his subjects. Just thinking about this makes me want to punch myself in the eyeball. While Earl, another lead character, is not given the advantage of narration or of being in every scene the way Greg is, his thoughts and opinions are heard because he is much more expressive and outspoken than his counterpart.

His other peers pressure him into doing things he doesn't want to. Cowboy," "Pooping Tom" and spreads them in between much more accessible humor about drugs and hot girls.

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Greg goes to Earl to talk about it and finds out that he too destroyed his copies of their movies, and is done with film-making for good. Greg is a fantastic protagonist and the jokes vary between witty sarcasm and a bit of ridiculous schoolboy humour - who knew breasts could be such a source of hilarity? Reception[ edit ] The book has a 3. He begins as a social neutral, tangentially inserting himself into every clique to avoid making enemies, but ultimately keeping himself from making friends. Greg and Earl come up with different ideas including documentary footage, confessionals, and puppetry , and the end result, entitled Rachel the Film, is a mashup of everything they try out. Greg feels like he should be moved by Rachel's illness, he feels like he should hang out with her, and yet Andrews allows him to acknowledge that he isn't moved, he doesn't really want to help out or get involved, in fact he finds himself wishing he could ignore the whole situation, carry on with his life, and pretend it isn't happening. Eventually, Greg and Rachel start spending more time with each other.

His narration takes on an electric aura because of its pointedness and persistence. He realizes that he was always unhappy because he was trying to be someone he wasn't, but was content when he was just himself.

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This is the most I've laughed at a story in a very long time. Greg and Earl keep their filming ventures a secret from their peers, fearing ridicule for their mediocre projects. His family is painful to watch both of his parents are perfectly cast, however, with Connie Britton employing her stigma as trusted mother-figure and Nick Offerman employing his as the willful weirdo. The two of them form a bond with Rachel, played by Olivia Cooke, you can guess what role she plays who Greg similarly first describes as someone he is "acquainted with. Greg is ready to give up, but his mother forces him to meet up with Rachel. It makes highbrow jokes by slightly diminishing the titles of these movies " P. His teachers disobey his trust. The three go out for ice-cream, and Earl invites Rachel to watch some of their films. Greg tells him that he would be applying to film school instead of college. This leads to an awkward conversation between the two. Powered by. Just thinking about this makes me want to punch myself in the eyeball. Upset by this, Greg stops going to school altogether and scratches all the DVDs of his films.

This leads to an awkward conversation between the two. As viewers, we identify with Greg's emotional response: first passive, then in denial, yet always aware that no matter how brave of a face the characters wear, the title of the film says she is dying.

Madison Hartner, Greg's long-time crush, comes to hear of his films from Rachel and persuades him to make a movie for Rachel.

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