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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 August 2005 (UK)
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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

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Storyline

'Me and You and Everyone We Know' is a poetic and penetrating observation of how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and contemporary world. Christine Jesperson is a lonely artist and "Eldercab" driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey, a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when he meets the captivating Christine, he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard's six-year-old Robby, who is having a risqué Internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen-year-old brother Peter who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls -- practicing for their future of romance and marriage. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for disturbing sexual content involving children, and for language | See all certifications »

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19 August 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tú, yo y todos los demás  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,532 (UK) (19 August 2005)

Gross:

$3,885,134 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Trivia

Christine's white loafers are actually Miranda July's own shoes. They're visible in a photo in the soundtrack CD. See more »

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Despite being set in Los Angeles, the bus showed in the last shot is a New York City MTA bus. See more »

Quotes

Christine Jesperson: I mean, they kind of rub my ankles, but all shoes does that. I have low ankles.
Richard Swersey: You think you deserve that pain, but you don't.
Christine Jesperson: I don't think I deserve it.
Richard Swersey: Well, not consciously maybe.
Christine Jesperson: My ankles are just low...
Richard Swersey: People think that foot pain is a fact of life, but life is actually better than that.
Michael: I'll say. You should get some. Your whole life could be better. Just starting right now.
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Special thanks to The Bertram Family See more »

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References  (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Way That You Want Me
(1969)
Written by Chip Taylor
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)
Performed by Spiritualized
Courtesy of BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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delightfully fresh adult world
20 May 2005 | by (seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

i had the supreme pleasure of seeing this film last night as the grand opener of the seattle international film festival. (this was the first time in the 31 year span of the festival that the opener was directed by a woman!) i loved it! contrary to some previous comments, i found the writing and the approach to the subject matter very adult. a less mature screenwriter could have too easily fallen into a dour and pessimistic mood given the subject matter, especially the instances of desires pedophilia and families torn apart. i think it takes a remarkable, mature writer and director to take these themes and turn them into a heart-warming piece of work rather than just another fatalistic, world-hating film.

the performances were stellar across the board. every character was completely fleshed out and truly human. i think that's what struck me the most about this film, the complete humanity of it. the title is apt, it really is a universal story of you and me and everyone we know. the comedy didn't have to be forced, it was funny because we could all identify and sympathize with the awkwardness of life.

i'd love to see more out of miranda july to this caliber. this was a huge feat for a first feature, but i have a lot of hope and faith in her talents for the future.


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