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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 August 2005 (USA)
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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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5 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tú, yo y todos los demás  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,801 (USA) (17 June 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

Richard Swersey: Yeah, the "Ice Land" sign is halfway. It's the halfway point.
Christine Jesperson: Ice Land is - It's kind of like that point in a relationship, you know, where you suddenly realize it's not going to last forever. You know, you can see the end in sight. Tyrone Street.
Richard Swersey: Yeah, but we're not even there yet. We're still at the good part. We're not even sick of each other yet.
Christine Jesperson: I'm not sick of you at all.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to The Bertram Family See more »

Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Are We Going
Written and Performed by Ryeland Allison
Published by Silver Outlet Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Silver Outlet Music America
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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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