Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was the runaway winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a tragicomic indie that traffics equally in laughter and tears. It won the festival’s top two prizes and turned its three young leads—Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler—into rising stars to keep an eye on.
The movie’s first trailer does a great job at portraying the film’s tricky tone. Yes, it focuses on the relationship between two high school students, one of whom has cancer, but unlike The Fault in Our Stars, their relationship isn’t romantic, something the trailer makes clear from the start. Add to that a quirky side plot where Mann and Cyler’s characters spend their free time recreating their favorite movies, plus actors like Molly Shannon, Connie Britton, and Nick Offerman in supporting roles, and there’s no reason not to see this movie when it comes out on June 12.