Friendship, something that seems simple, so why do some of us make it so hard? This story is about a teenage boy named Greg and his own personal view/narration of high school life and hierarchy. In his spare time he makes parodies of movies with his co-worker Earl (he'd call him his friend but he doesn't really like calling anyone his friend). These parodies are absolutely horrible, by his own admission. They're meant to be absolute nonsense, that's the fun of it. When a classmate gets diagnosed with cancer, his mom forces him to go outside his comfort zone and hang out with Rachel. As you can imagine it's an awkward display of pleasantries. All of this is happening while he's trying to figure out his senior year of high school and his future, he's a mess. As a surprise, Greg and Earl decide to make a film about Rachel. Nothing seems to go as planned (with the film or life) and they can't seem to make it work. Just when it seems it can't get any worse, it does. Don't worry though, he reassures us throughout the story that Rachel is going to be okay. How all of this comes together will finally tie the story together and bring the whole thing full circle. This artsy type film showcases the awkwardness of high school, the frailty of the human condition and life itself. The first two-thirds are extraordinarily slow (almost painfully so) but the last third makes up for a lot of the shortcomings. It feels like life, life isn't Hollywood, life is an everyday mess, with messy people and messy lives. This is simply a showcase of that. Nothing more, nothing less.