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Me Without You (2001)

R | | Drama | 23 November 2001 (UK)
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
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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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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 (United Kingdom), 25 November 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,816, 7 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$304,909
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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 »

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 The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Tacea la notte placida
from "The Troubadour" (1853)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
Librettist: Salvatore Cammarano (uncredited)
CAV A225
Provided by Boosey Media, London
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Great movie about friendship, life, hardships and love!!!
2 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a very good movie and definitely not just for females in their teens and 20's. I think all females (and even many males) can relate to this movie in one way or another. It's a very realistic movie about LIFE--- friendship, growing up, partying, sex, learning from mistakes, morals, family problems, falling in love, self-destruction, standing up for yourself, being with someone you don't love because it's expected of you, long term friendships and much more. It is definitely emotional at times, but very realistic. I live in the states and get irritated at the movies here being so idealistic--that's why i really enjoy the foreign made movies so much.


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