Love Film - Film review of the Week Winner Posted: 31/03/17
In Film Club we watch a variety of films with a view to getting our students to appreciate a little more than just the storyline. We ask them to write reviews of the films with the aim of developing the ability to think about performance, writing, and the technical aspects of film making. This is ably demonstrated in the review below, written by one of our Year 9 students, after we watched Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This review was sent to Love Film and has won a review of the week prize on the Love Film website.
The review written by John is below.
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is a coming-of-age/comedic film which, does put its point across, but after seeing it, I still feel that they could have done something more.
Gomez-Rejon's abstract camera shots look amazing, not the usual film that I would see myself. Nick Offerman and cast do a great job of acting as these characters (don't expect any cringy American one-liners) give an emotional perspective on the issue of cancer and who it affects; however old the person may be.
I like the film; but I don't feel that it achieved its full potential. A solid five stars would have been my score if some of the other supporting character weren't so - generic. The emos, the wannabe gangsters, the pretty/popular girls. This made me feel that this was like any other American high school movie (other than that awful but still memorable High School Musical film).
I give this movie four stars; great film and you won't forget it. Don't expect any other characters not being all American film-generic emos or badboys.
John Year 9 Holborn/KSm