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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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Peter Swersey
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Sylvie
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Michael
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Andrew
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Nancy Herrington
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Pam
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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

$30,801 (USA) (17 June 2005)

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$3,885,134 (USA) (14 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 »

Goofs

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: When me and Pam were first in love, we hated to be apart even for an hour.
Andrew: Oh yeah, I had something like that once. A real fuck-athon.
Richard Swersey: No, we just slept. We loved to sleep when it was time to sleep. Not sex- we had sex, but what we really loved was to sleep like babies all day long.
Andrew: That sounds perfect.
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Featured in Brows Held High: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2011) 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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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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