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Me Without You (2001)

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

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23 November 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida Sem Você  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£45,532 (UK) (23 November 2001)

Gross:

$301,175 (USA) (27 September 2002)
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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 »

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[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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Connections

References Nostalgia (1983) See more »

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I've Never Been to Me
(1976)
Performed by Charlene
Recording Courtesy of Motown/Universal-Island Records Limited
Licensed by kind permission from the Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
Written by Ken Hirsch (as Ben Hirsch) and Ronald Miller
Published by Jobete Music Co Inc/EMI Music
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A Cool Movie!
5 December 2001 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Me Without You is about two best friends, Holly and Marina growing up in London in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and of course we see what they're up to in 2001. The movie sees the up and downs in there friendship, love life and family life.

Me Without You is directed by the great Sandra Goldbacher, who's a brilliant director as we see in many of her movies, including this one. Michelle Williams (With a British accent.) and Anna Friel (Ex soap star.) both star here and they both good performances as does most of the rest of the cast here.

Me Without You is a great movie. I'm not usually into British films, but this one is good, even if it is different to what I'd expected. I really liked all the Jewish scenes in the movie too, especially with Holly being Jewish, as I'm Jewish too. All in all there's a good movie here. See it!


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