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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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Peter Swersey
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Sylvie
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,532 (UK) (19 August 2005)

Gross:

$3,885,134 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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The performance piece that Christine Jesperson submits to the museum, in which she admits her failings to a cheering crowd, was also one of several vignettes in a sound-based art project by Miranda July. This project was played on a loop in the elevators of the Whitney Museum of American Art, as part of the museum's 2000 biennial exhibition. See more »

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When Richard is gluing the mirror onto the makeup container, you see him unscrew the cap and apply the "shoe goo". In the next angle, the cap for the goo has magically screwed itself back on. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie's Mom: Kids are so adaptable.
Sylvie: Am I adaptable?
Sylvie's Mom: Yes.
Richard Swersey: Yes, well, they have absolutely no control over their lives, so... But if things were reversed - you know, like that movie Freaky Friday - you can be sure Pam and I would be sent to our rooms for all our Friday. Yes, they would give us a time-out and tell us we could not come out until we had really thought about what we had done.
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Richard Swersey: What have we done?
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Richard Swersey: But... there are no time-outs, there's not enough time for... time-out.
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Written and Performed by Virginia Astley
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Courtesy of Rough Trade/Sanctuary Records Group & Happy Valley
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a simple, touching film
21 May 2005 | by (Athens, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film in Cannes, and Miranda July just won the Camera D'Or for best first feature. I think the jurors were right on for giving this film an award. It's a simple film that creates identifiable and likable characters that are all loosely connected. I suppose there is one central story line, but the film's strength lies in the individual scenes and interactions between these characters. July successfully depicts the innocence of childhood, the sexual curiosity of teenagers, and the complex emotions of adulthood through personal and original stories and situations. I don't want to give a lot away but simply recommend anyone reading this to at least give it a shot. You'll either love it or hate it, but I think the majority of you will love it.


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