Streaming Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was one of my favorite movies at Sundance. I love movies about grief because I think it is a healthy subject for humans to explore, yet one most tend to avoid. Humor is certainly a helpful coping mechanism.

One thing I knew when I saw Me and Earl at the film festival was that I couldn’t wait to get a Blu-ray of it so I could freeze frame and see all the fake movie titles. See, Greg (Thomas Mann) and Earl (RJ Cycler) are teen filmmakers and they make their versions of acclaimed movies. Only they don’t choose popular movies like Star Wars or The Matrix, they remake highbrow art films.

Well, I didn’t have to wait until the Blu-ray to find out. The digital HD edition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl hit in September, ahead of the October 6 Blu-ray release. I was able to freeze frame on Greg’s DVD shelf and read all the titles. Here are all the movie spoof titles from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, except for the ones they show prominently on screen because of course you didn’t miss those:

Senior Citizens Kane

Eyes Wide Butt

Rosemary Baby Carrots

The 400 Bros

Nose Ferret 2 (I had to struggle to figure out this was Nosferatu)

Ate 1/2 (of my lunch)

The Turd Man

The Rad Shoes

Anatomy of a Burger

Vere’d He Ho

Raging Bullshit

49th Parallelogram 

3: The Last Crusade


Rear Wind

Second (Helpings of Dinner)

Crouching Housecat Hidden Housecat

The Lady Mannishness

Yellow Submarine Sandwich

The Janitor of Oz


The Battle of All Deer


It’s a Punderful Life

The Last Crustacean of Christ

Wages of Beer

The Fake Tricks

2:46pm Cowboy


My Best Actor is Also a Dangerous Lunatic


La Geli

Gone with My Wind

A Billion Years of Solitude 

The Vudu version looks like a Blu-ray already, and I was only getting three out of four bars on Wifi. It maybe gets a little more pixelated in scene transitions but the color and detail are there.