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Me and You and Everyone We Know -- A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Hawkes ... Richard Swersey

Miranda July ... Christine Jesperson

Miles Thompson ... Peter Swersey

Brandon Ratcliff ... Robby Swersey

Carlie Westerman ... Sylvie

Hector Elias ... Michael

Brad William Henke ... Andrew

Natasha Slayton ... Heather

Najarra Townsend ... Rebecca

Tracy Wright ... Nancy Herrington

JoNell Kennedy ... Pam

Ellen Geer ... Ellen
Colette Kilroy ... Sylvie's Mom

James Kayten ... Sylvie's Dad

Amy French ... Museum Assistant

Sven Holmberg ... Artist

James Mathers ... Teacher
Kelsey Chapman ... Sylvie's Friend
Tiana Marie Nelms ... Sylvie's Friend

Jordan Potter ... Shamus

Cheryl Phillips ... Female Shoe Customer

Patricia Skeriotis ... Housewares Saleswoman

E.J. Callahan ... Man Tapping Quarter (as EJ Callahan)

Peter James ... Goldfish Dad (as James Symington)
Giavanna Whited ... Goldfish Girl
Erlinda Bugayong ... Middle Car Passenger
Amber Binford ... Peep Peep Kid
Kelli Greaney ... Peep Peep Kid

Dina Kriger ... Peep Peep Kid
Caitlin Reza ... Peep Peep Kid
Devin Rockwell ... Peep Peep Kid
Jesse Saenz ... Peep Peep Kid
Michael Swinfard ... Peep Peep Kid
Zachary Hackbarth ... Peep Peep Kid
David Serfozo ... Bus Stop Man
Candi Herbert ... Talking Picture Frame Woman
Anthony Binford ... Classroom Kid
Kelci Griffith-Young ... Classroom Kid
Kwinci Griffith-Young ... Classroom Kid

Lance Norling ... Classroom Kid
Paige Norling ... Classroom Kid
Brendan Reza ... Classroom Kid
Kevin Montgomery ... Classroom Kid
Ashi Toledano ... Classroom Kid
Timmy Nilsson ... Robby Look-a-like
Richard Goodman ... T'ai Chi Man

Directed by
Miranda July 
Writing credits
Miranda July (written by)

Produced by
Holly Becker .... executive producer
Peter Carlton .... executive producer
Mike Crawford .... line producer (as Michael Crawford)
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Gina Kwon .... producer
Mary Prendergast .... associate producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Suzi Yoonessi .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Andrews 
Cinematography by
Chuy Chávez (director of photography) (as Chuy Chavez)
Film Editing by
Andrew Dickler 
Charles Ireland 
Casting by
Meg Morman 
Production Design by
Aran Mann 
Art Direction by
John Wyatt 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Venegas 
Costume Design by
Christie Wittenborn 
Makeup Department
Barney Burman .... prosthetics
Jerry Constantine .... special makeup effects
Lauren Velez .... assistant makeup artist
Leo Won .... key hair stylist
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Brad Goodman .... post-production supervisor (as Bradley M. Goodman)
Chris Stinson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Armstrong .... first assistant director
Keith Jones .... second assistant director (as Keith C.A. Jones)
Elion Olson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Steven Birch .... artwork
Emily Bulfin .... assistant art director
Chris Christion .... artwork
Juliane Crump .... art department coordinator
Amie Dicke .... artwork
Jim Drain .... artwork
Harrell Fletcher .... artwork
Charles Goldman .... artwork
Ken Gonzales-Day .... artwork
Rita Gonzalez .... curatorial advisor
Maija Haavisto .... art: ASCII art courtesy of
Emma Hedditch .... artwork
Miranda July .... artwork
Gregory Kucera .... artwork
Elizabeth Leister .... set dresser
Becca Mann .... artwork
Erinn McCormack .... assistant art director
Andrew O'Melia .... set dresser
Dominique Phelps .... art intern
Elizabeth Pollard .... art intern
Joshua Pollard .... art intern
Lauren Rosenbloom .... set dresser
Susie Shen .... art intern
Trevor Shimizu .... artwork
Joe Sola .... artwork
Rob Spence .... construction
Chikako Suzuki .... lead scenic
Sean Tejaratchi .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Kyle Alexander .... assistant sound editor (as Kyle C. Alexander)
Preston Connor .... boom operator
Erik Diener .... additional boom operator
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Shaughnessy Hare .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Yehuda Maayan .... production sound mixer
Zsolt Magyar .... additional sound mixer
Stephen Muir .... foley recording mixer
Barbara Noren .... first sound assistant editor (as Barb Noren)
Michelle Pazer .... adr editor
Michelle Pazer .... dialogue editor
Bryan Pennington .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Meg Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Meg Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Aaron Sawyer .... sound utility (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mitsu Hadeishi .... instant messaging effects
Visual Effects by
Corinne Bogdanowicz .... digital painter: Pacific Title Digital
Jennifer Chantnicki .... digital painter: Pacific Title Digital
Scott M. Davids .... visual effects artist
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor: Pacific Title Digital
Patrick Phillips .... digital compositor: Pacific Title Digital
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title Digital
James D. Tittle .... digital coordinator: Pacific Title Digital
Brian Corpus .... technical operations manager: Pacific Title and Art Studio (uncredited)
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Stephen Lambert)
Terry Notary .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Darrick Akey .... additional second assistant camera
Mike Barnett .... additional camera operator (as Michael Barnett)
Richard W. Botchlet .... additional electric (as Richard Botchlet)
Jeremie Brillant .... additional gaffer
Marie Chao .... additional first assistant camera
Keith J. Duggan .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Keith Duggan)
Matt Egan .... additional second assistant camera
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Erik Gonzales .... additional electric
J.T. Gurzi .... additional best boy grip (as JT Gurzi)
Stephen James .... key grip (as Stephen Kendall James)
Dan Kanes .... best boy electric
Lawrence Karman .... additional Steadicam operator
Matthew Kistenmacher .... additional electric
Jongkwon Ko .... third grip (as Jungkwon 'Jay' Ko)
Jennifer Lai .... second assistant camera
Ellen 'Kerry' McCarn-Ostir .... additional second assistant camera (as Kerry McCarn)
David Newbert .... grip intern
Peter Ozarowski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Zack Richard .... additional second assistant camera
Jeff Samuelson .... best boy grip
Alex Scott .... additional second assistant camera
Michael Skor .... first assistant camera
Cecilia Stewart .... grip intern
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Phoebe Sudrow .... still photographer
Patrick Ebert .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Owen Foye .... additional best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Eyde Belasco .... additional casting
Linda Phillips-Palo .... additional casting
Paul Palo .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caitlin Alexander .... on-set costumer
Elena Rudnick .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Scott M. Davids .... assistant editor
Kevin O'Connor .... digital color timer: Global Entertainment Partners
Matt Radecki .... on-line editor
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Bryan Cook .... score mixer
Bryan Cook .... score recordist
Inara George .... vocals
Pete McNeal .... musician: additional drums
Brienne Rose .... music coordinator
Sara Sharfstein .... vocal coach
Grant Taylor .... vocal coach
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
Cathy Duncan .... music consultant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Rocco Dinobili .... transportation captain
Jesse Gonzalez .... transportation captain (as Jesse Gonzales)
Kevin Simmons .... driver
Other crew
Sahra Bhimji .... office production assistant (as Sahra Girshick)
Brooks Bonstin .... location scout
Brandi Borden .... office production assistant
Taylor Boyd .... location manager
Greg Campeau .... location scout (as Gregg Campeau)
Janae Dimick .... set production assistant
Harry Dixon .... business affairs: FilmFour
Jonako Donley .... office intern
Patrick Ebert .... additional set production assistant
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Kimberly James .... set production assistant
Tracey Josephs .... head of production: FilmFour
Grant Keiner .... office production assistant
T. Scott Keiner .... production office coordinator (as Scott Keiner)
Tracy Kirkpatrick .... additional set production assistant
Hugh McAloon .... office production assistant
Erin McCann .... intern: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
Iliana Nikolic .... production executive
Molly O'Connor .... set production assistant
Alia Raza .... additional set production assistant
William Sandidge .... location manager
Pinar Sirvanci .... office intern
Bill Stevens .... production accountant
Marlene Stevens .... assistant production office coordinator
Wally Uchida .... location manager
Sylvia Vidaurri .... craft service
Joel Virgel .... office production assistant
Gary DeGalla .... location manager (uncredited)
Trip Gould .... assistant coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Brett Hatten .... set intern (uncredited)
Steve Martin .... set medic (uncredited)
Jon Recher .... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Patricia Alvillar .... special thanks
Miguel Arteta .... very special thanks
Lynn Auerbach .... in loving memory of
Lotoya Bailey .... special thanks
Lindsay Beamish .... special thanks
Betty Bennett .... special thanks
Claudia Bestor .... special thanks
Jerome Blake .... special thanks
Michael Bodie .... special thanks
Chris Bolton .... special thanks
Carrie Brownstein .... special thanks
Julia Bryan-Wilson .... special thanks
John Bunzel .... special thanks
Mark Byrne .... special thanks
Padraic Cassidy .... special thanks
Karin Chien .... special thanks
Curtiss Clayton .... special thanks
Brian Costello .... special thanks
Michael Coughlan .... special thanks
Dena DeCola .... special thanks
Marianne DeMarco .... special thanks
Thérèse DePrez .... special thanks (as Therese DePrez)
Alison Dickey .... special thanks
Mark Dornfeld .... special thanks
Kassie Evashevski .... special thanks
Phillip Feiner .... special thanks (as Phil Feiner)
Jenae Ferguson .... special thanks
Michele Ferrone .... special thanks
Gyula Gazdag .... special thanks
Kenny Gonzales .... special thanks
Keith Gordon .... special thanks
Matthew Greenfield .... very special thanks
Richard Greiling .... special thanks
Robin Grossinger .... special thanks
David Hayes .... special thanks
Emma Hedditch .... special thanks
Bel Hernandez .... special thanks
Jess Hilliard .... special thanks
Michael Hoffman .... special thanks
Robert Ilniki .... special thanks
Greg King .... special thanks
Lynzee Klingman .... special thanks
Curtis Knapp .... special thanks
Scott Macaulay .... special thanks
Kerry Macrae .... special thanks
Kaehla Marasich .... special thanks
Ilyse McKimmie .... special thanks
Sally Menke .... special thanks
Rochelle Montenegro .... special thanks
Rick Moody .... special thanks
Karen Murphy .... special thanks
Robin O'Hara .... special thanks
Tom Pabst .... special thanks
Tommy Pallotta .... special thanks
Dan Partland .... special thanks
Chris Payne .... special thanks
Javier Peres .... special thanks: Peres Projects
Mary Kay Place .... special thanks
Susan Ploetz .... special thanks
Melanie Ramsayer .... special thanks
Deborah Reinisch .... special thanks
Rena Ronson .... special thanks
Paul Ryals .... special thanks
Phyllis Ryals .... special thanks
Tina Holmes Salomon .... special thanks
Michelle Satter .... very special thanks
Edward Saxon .... special thanks (as Ed Saxon)
Arthur Schlenger .... special thanks
Edie Shapiro .... special thanks
Susan Shilliday .... special thanks
Rick Sparr .... special thanks
Beth Spira .... special thanks
Trish Stansfield .... special thanks
Elisabeth Subrin .... special thanks
Kevin Tent .... special thanks
Camille Thomasson .... special thanks
Steve Van Anda .... special thanks
Erica Wandner .... special thanks
Karin Wandner .... special thanks
David Wasco .... special thanks
Dara Weintraub .... special thanks
Alesia Weston .... special thanks
Dana S. Wilson .... special thanks (as Dana Wilson)
Gavin Wise .... special thanks
Beverly Wood .... special thanks
Janet Yang .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for disturbing sexual content involving children, and for language
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: After Michael rolls down his window and tells the father and daughter in the car in the next lane that he and Christine will pull up in front of the car with the goldfish on the trunk to keep them driving steadily, the shot returns to inside Christine's car and Michael's window is rolled up.See more »
Robby:Mom says we have a chore wheel.
Richard Swersey:What?
Peter Swersey:Nothing.
Robby:A chore wheel. You put chores on it and then you can spin it. There's this metal thing and it helps it to spin. It's spinning from the metal.
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194 out of 240 people found the following review useful.
Back and forth, forever, 3 May 2005
Author: Charlie Chan from East Bay, California

Miranda July's "Me and You and Everyone We Know" might be the most miraculous first fiction feature by an American in 3 or 4 years; it's rivaled only by Andrew Bujalski's "Funny Ha Ha." Christine (July) stalks the recently separated Richard (John Hawkes), who would try anything to impress his kids, and gets third degree burns for his trouble. His elder son, Peter (Miles Thompson) longs for connections that go beyond instant gratification, while the younger Robby (Brandon Ratcliff) gets all the funniest lines, mostly copied and pasted from cybersex chats.

"Me and You" is about the act of pretending and about performance as life, but first of all it's about extremely likable characters played by likable actors, foremost among them July herself, whose Carole Lombard-meets-Laurie Anderson deep ditz may be a complex stack of masks upon masks, but is more likely just the way she is.

The movie is notable for what isn't in it - both malice and pain are almost absent. Removing malice - July's world is one in which a kid can safely walk alone through some seedy parts of Los Angeles - is unfashionable, brave and, given the gentle tone of the piece, necessary. But the absence of pain isn't intentional: July would like us to feel the loneliness of the characters. But their isolation is more a trait of their personalities than a source of suffering. In this respect, the movie is perhaps too glossy for its own good. There's one excellent exception, revolving around a granddaughter's photo by an elderly woman's bedside, which becomes a substitute for a shared life that dissolved too soon.

The scene that everyone picks out is the walk to Tyrone Street. Richard and Christine decide the walk to the intersection will stand in for the relationship they're not having: first the unrelieved joy of being together, then the getting bored with each other, then the fighting and the split. Only they keep chatting flirtily, about whether the walk represents a year and a half or twenty, until they get to the corner, and then we wonder how they can possibly go their separate ways. Although this is as great as anything in the first 75 minutes of "Before Sunset," its emphasis is much more on romantic comedy than the rest of the movie. There are more typical scenes that approach this quality. A goldfish on the roof of a car. A child running his fingers through a woman's hair. A picture of a bird in a tree, in a tree. And the ending, where it seems human actions are motivating the sunrise.

The scene I consider the finest is a quiet one: Sylvie (Carlie Westerman), a tween spending her childhood preparing for life as a homemaker, gets a gift from Peter: a plush bird. ("It's for your daughter.") It would be unusual merely for depicting a platonic friendship between kids of different genders and different ages. But it's remarkable for crystallizing what it seems every filmmaker is trying to say these days: that there's something to be gained from thinking like a child. Through July's lens, it doesn't seem like a regression: no redundant literalization of fantasy is necessary. The achievement of "Me and You and Everyone We Know" is to show how the mundane moments of our lives can be mundanely transformed by imagination.

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