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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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Peter Swersey
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Sylvie
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Michael
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Andrew
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Heather
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Nancy Herrington
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Pam
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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)  »

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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) (17 June 2005)

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$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 the two girls come into Peter and Robby's dad's house, Peter gives Robby a sandwich and tells him to go eat it outside. Robby insists he needs his coat, and goes to get it. When he comes back into the room to go outside, he no longer has the sandwich. 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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References  (1963) See more »

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A Summer Long Since Passed
(1982)
Written and Performed by Virginia Astley
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Rough Trade/Sanctuary Records Group & Happy Valley
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Surprising and unique
29 June 2005 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Much lighter and brighter than Todd Solondz chilling yet profoundly human film 'Happiness.' I felt they were similar in that they explored the strange things people do and say and the believable motivation behind them. Christine (reminiscent of Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a detached yet thoughtful artist who longs for romance and love. Richard is a lonely single father struggling to understand where his life is going after a recent separation.

The kids (who are each some of the best parts of this film) are caught up in an adult world figuring out who they are and where they fit in. This is an enjoyable dark comedy that had the crowd laughing at some parts and gasping at others. I left the theater satisfied and smiling.


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