Parent of a 5, 12, and 16 year oldWritten byChris T.January 1, 2018
Teaches teens lessons about friendship and cancer.
Me and Earl and the Dying girl is about a teen girl who gets cancer and the main characters mum asks him to spend time with her and they develop a heart-warming relationship. Iffy stuff includes masturbation references and Earl, the main characters best friend says "titties" frequently. Other cursing includes s**t and one use of f**k. There is one instance of violence where the main characters is punched once. Lots of drug references to weed and the main protagonists get mysteriously high at one point. Underage drinking is also present. Overall, It is a bittersweet drama/comedy but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 14 years.
Enjoyable for adults, but quite a bit of objectionable material for children
The movie is entertaining and enjoyable for adults. The most mature of teens should be resistant to the multiple bad behavioral examples in the movie. These include a significant amount of the most crude language that no one should be saying or exposed to, including adults. There are some quick images of pornography while a character is masturbating, certainly not for children to see. The movie is certainly "irreverent" as Common Sense Media suggests, as there is profanity. Illegal drug use is also shown.