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Me Without You (2001)

 -  Drama  -  23 November 2001 (UK)
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Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Jones ...
Young Holly
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Cameron Powrie ...
Young Nat
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Linda
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Max
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Judith
Nicky Henson ...
Ray
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Marina
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Holly
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Nat
Hannah Bourne ...
Carolyn
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Craig (as Russell Maybey)
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Tim
Francis Lee ...
Paul
Eve Cooper-Rose ...
Sophie
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Storyline

Growing up in the 1970s on the Isle of Wight, Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For the troubled, unpredictable Marina, with her seemingly glamorous father and her Valium-addicted mother, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self-destruction. Meanwhile, Holly buries herself in books out of feelings of frustration with her over-protective mother and a nagging insecurity around her beautiful and possessive best friend. She holds just one secret from Marina, her increasing passion for Marina's brother Nat. As the years roll by, the girls experience everything life has to offer, sex, love, loss and rock 'n roll. But eventually for Holly, a friendship which has never been equal gradually begins to feel like a trap. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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From Sandra Goldbacher, writer/director of The Governess, comes a film about the agonies and ecstasies of friendship.

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Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 November 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Me Without You  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,816 (USA) (5 July 2002)

Gross:

$301,175 (USA) (27 September 2002)
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Trivia

While filming, Michelle Williams had to constantly fly back and forth between the UK and the North Carolina, USA to work on her television series _Dawson's Creek (1998)_. See more »

Goofs

In 1982 fragment "Do you want me to want you to?" Holly said her favorite film of Tarkovsky was "Nostalghia" (1983) which hadn't been released yet by that time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Marina: [to blindfolded Holly] Take a step forward. And another one. And another. Right leg up. Higher. What's the matter, don't you trust me.
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References Dynasty (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Cokane On My Brain
(1977)
Performed by Dillinger
Licensed from Trojan Recordings Ltd
Written by Lester Bullocks
© 1977 Valdene Records Ltd/Blue Mountain Music Ltd
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Iconoclastic
6 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

A real look at women with depth and foibles sustaining a friendship- Why is this so rarely done? The details are succinct and amazing. This is what real people look like and act like- when they're tired, confused, angry, jealous etc., etc. No glossing. By showing the 'bones' of the characters' neuroses the evolution of the people themselves and their friendship becomes complex and satisfying. And,

hey, the period details are fabulous- I was right back there with them wearing tarty, tatty club clothes and listening to Adam Ant with fake pirates. Loved this movie.


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