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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 August 2005 (USA)
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

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'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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Tú, yo y todos los demás  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,801 (USA) (19 June 2005)

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$3,885,134 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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Miranda July shot with 50-minute tapes so she could have longer takes and would not have to break the flow of the child actors. 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 »

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Richard Swersey: You know some kids don't even have one home and now you get to have two. Think about that.
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Special thanks to The Bertram Family See more »

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Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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A Stable Lamp Is Lighted
Music by Paulette Tollefson, used by permission from Augsburg Fortress Publishers (SESAC)
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur in "A Christmas Hymn" from "Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems,"
copyright © 1961 and renewed
Used by permission from Harcourt, Inc.
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18 June 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this at the IFC screening a couple of nights ago, and it was truly one of the most refreshing and genuinely enjoyable films I have seen in a long time. It reminded me of an artsier, less commercial Garden State with a female protagonist. And unlike Garden State (which is still a great film), it captured those random, lovely, hard-to-put-into-words bits of human emotion without having to try as hard.

Two very pleasant surprises were the young actors who played the shoe salesmen's sons, more specifically, the six-year-old. I won't spoil the movie for any of you who are planning on seeing it, but the scenes involving the kids on the computer is priceless - it's going to have me laughing for a few years, I think.

I was disappointed that Miranda July did not stay for the entire screening because I would have loved to congratulate her on such an amazing movie. I hope she gets the recognition she deserves!


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