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The We and the I -- From Director Michel Gondry, an unadulterated glimpse into the dynamic lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route.
The We and the I -- A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.


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  (in credits order)
Michael Brodie ... Michael
Teresa Lynn ... Teresa
Raymond Delgado ... Little Raymond
Jonathan Ortiz ... Jonathan
Jonathan Scott Worrell ... Big T (as Jonathan Worrell)
Alex Raul Barrios ... Alex (as Alex Barrios)
Laidychen Carrasco ... Laidychen
Meghan Murphy ... Niomi (as Meghan 'Niomi' Murphy)
Chenkon Carrasco ... Chen (as Chenkon H. Carrasco)
Jacob Carrasco ... Jacobchen (as Jacobchen Carrasco)
Konchen Carrasco ... Kon
Raymond Rios ... Big Raymond
Kenneth Quinones ... Kenny (as Kenny Quinonez)
Amanda Mercado ... Amy
Manuel Rivera ... Manuel
Jillian Rice ... Jillian
Chantelle-Lisa Davis ... Chantelle
Brandon Diaz ... Brandon
Luis Figueroa ... Luis
Marlene Perez ... Marlene
Patricia Jade Persaud ... Willowy Patricia (as Patricia Persaud)
Carolina Noboa ... Carolina
Esmeralda Herrera ... Esmeralda
Justin McMillan ... Sam (as Justin 'Sam' McMillan)
Elijah Canada ... Elijah
Shade Antanique Coleman Blanch ... Shade (as Shade Blanch)
Marie Raphael ... Marie (as Marie E. Raphael)
Alexis Davila ... Alexis
Kendrick Martinez ... Kendrick
Patricia Marie Collazo ... Patricia (as Patricia Collazo)
Linda Collazo ... Linda
Evonny Escoto ... Evonny
Nicole Janine Rivera ... Nicole (as Nicole Janine)
Jazmine Rivera ... Jazmine
Darius D. Davis ... Darius (as Darius Davis)
Omar Mualimmak ... Omar
Hector Maldonado ... Hector
Mia Lobo ... Bus Driver
Helen DeSanto ... Elderly Lady
Tom DeSanto ... Elderly Man
Daniel J. Hunter ... 5th Grader (as Daniel Hunter)
Marcus A. Hunter ... 5th Grader (as Marcus Hunter)
Timothy Welsh ... Impatient Passenger
Melissa Mena ... Stolen Show Girl
Renard Harris Jr. ... Karate Kid
Zoe Cohen ... Skateboard Girl

Joe Mele ... Man with Harelip
Alene Latimer ... Puzzled Woman
Bryant Donohue ... MTA Police Officer
David Fischer ... MTA Police Officer
Doug Nervik ... Sam's Business Partner
Danielle Brown ... Fine Lady

Brendan Burt ... Park Police Officer
Michael Burdo ... Alexis' Brother
Shawna Wirts ... Roxanne
Errickson Wilcox ... Older Guy with Marlene
Michael Calderon ... Marlene's Father
Kyeara Paris ... Mother with Baby
Kaylin Figueroa ... Smoking Baby
Emanuel Yarbrough ... Ambulance Patient
Kelston Bascom ... Pizza Counter Man
Emily Jane Montalvo ... Jonathan's Pizza Girl
Alberto Ayala ... Shell Game Hustler
Amanda Kay Riley ... Beautiful Girl On Bike (as Amanda Riley)
John Link ... Mr. Van Stratten, the Art Teacher
Jazz Rituper ... Art Model

Directed by
Michel Gondry 
Writing credits
Michel Gondry (written by) &
Jeffrey Grimshaw (written by) (as Jeff Grimshaw) &
Paul Proch (written by)

Produced by
Raffi Adlan .... producer
Georges Bermann .... producer
Julie Fong .... producer
Michel Gondry .... producer
Jordan Kinley .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Alex Disenhof (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Buchanan 
Casting by
Mellicent Dyane 
Production Design by
Tommaso Ortino 
Art Direction by
Seth Williamson 
Set Decoration by
Matthew W. Herschel 
Costume Design by
Sarah Mae Burton 
Makeup Department
Danielle Brown .... assistant hair stylist
Danielle Brown .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Fleming .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer R. Fleming)
Jennifer Fleming .... key makeup artist (as Jennifer R. Fleming)
Production Management
Li-Wei Chu .... head of feature production: Partizan
Becky Glupczynski .... unit production manager
Matthew Shapiro .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bowers .... second second assistant director
David Fischer .... second assistant director
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alex Raul Barrios .... artist: sketches (as Alex Barrios)
Marymichael D'Onofrio .... property assistant (as Marymichael Donofrio)
Nicole Eckenroad .... art assistant
Mark Gebel .... lead person
Maame Hayfron .... artist: sketches
Kris Major .... property master (as Kristopher Major)
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Brian Bodner .... sound assistant
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Sherrell Hodges .... studio manager: C6
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley engineer
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Matt McLarty .... sound mixer
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
James Nichols .... dolby sound consultant
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor
Clémence Stoloff .... assistant sound editor
Luciano Vignola .... sound intern
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Peter Amante .... flame artist: Tchya!
Phil Brooks .... digital artist: Final Cut USA (as Phillip Brooks)
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Axel Crepaldi .... digital artist: main title
Vance Miller .... visual effects
Greg Radcliffe .... digital artist: Phosphene
Aaron Raff .... digital artist: Phosphene
Alek Rost .... visual effects producer: Tchya!
Ariela Rotenberg .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Matt Stroub .... flame artist: Tchya!
Mark Wilhelm .... flame artist: Tchya!
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Beasley .... gaffer
James Berry .... digital imaging technician assistant
Daniel Choy Boyar .... rigging gaffer
Elijah Canada .... still photographer
Mary Cybulski .... still photographer
Alex Disenhof .... camera operator: "a" camera
Trevor Fields .... electric
Christopher Fisher .... electric
Marina Guzman .... rigging grip
Alexa Harris .... rigging key grip
Sam Jones .... electric
Jason Kelley .... shooter: behind the scenes
Jordan Kinley .... camera operator: "b" camera
Norman Lam .... camera second assistant
Flemming Laursen .... digital imaging technician
John Marton .... photographer: yearbook
Stephen McBride .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank Mobilio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Morrison .... rigging grip
Chris Rosales .... shooter: behind the scenes (as Christopher Rosales)
Ramses A. Santos .... rigging grip (as Ramses Santos)
Justin Amorusi .... electrician (uncredited)
Sam Ellison .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Paul Gondry .... animator: main title
Casting Department
Grisel Grullion .... casting assistant
Foster McLaughlin .... casting associate (as Foster Lee McLaughlin)
Rocio Munoz .... casting associate
Calvin Perez .... extras casting coordinator
Fritz Valerus .... extras casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Ferrara .... costume assistant
Vanessa Porter .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Stephanie Apt .... final cut president
Brice Colinet .... post-oroduction: Partizan
Patrick Colman .... additional editor
Jeff Huston .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Postworks
Nat Jencks .... colorist
Nat Jencks .... digital intermediate editor
Kevin Kaim .... digital dailies lab technician: Offhollywood
Pearly Leung .... assistant editor
Edouard Mailaender .... editing: Partizan
Mike Mazzotta .... digital dailies lab technician: Offhollywood
Viet-An Nguyen .... final cut producer
Terry Ramos .... assistant editor
Solomon Schechman .... digital dailies lab technician: Offhollywood
Corey Stewart .... digital ibtermediate engineer: Technicolor Postworks
Martin Zeichner .... additional colorist: Technicolor Postworks
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music clearance consultant
Transportation Department
Jammie Glenn .... driver: follow van (uncredited)
Other crew
Raul Aguirre .... workshop assistant
Carolina Aquino .... researcher
Drew S. Baldwin .... assistant production coordinator (as Drew Baldwin)
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearaces: Entertainment Clearances
Deanah Bascom .... assistant chef
Kelston Bascom .... caterer
Brennan Berger .... accountant: Post-production
Brennan Berger .... first assistant accountant
Sarah-Violet Bliss .... script supervisor intern
Amalia Bradstreet .... office production assistant
Jeannine Brismontier .... accountant: Post-production, Partizan
Maria Brophy .... assistant: Ms. Fong
Andrew Butte .... production intern
Eric Chiriboga .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Li-Wei Chu .... head of development: Partizan
Alex Crow .... workshop assistant
Patrick Cuzin .... accountant: Post-production, Partizan
Pau Dalmases .... intern: Partizan
Edison Diggs .... parking production assistant
Bryant Donohue .... set production assistant
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator
Alexis Dukguerian .... legal and business affairs: Partizam
Rudolph Eccleston .... parking production assistant
Rashaun Eshalomi .... production intern
Scott Ferlisi .... location manager
Rachelle Fernandez-Rivera .... inspiration: The Point
Ronald Fitzpatrick .... parking production assistant
Jonathan Frett .... inspiration: The Point
Jammie Glenn .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael G. Gray .... intern: Partizan (as Michael Gray)
Andrew Humphreys .... controller: Partizan
Oona Ibar .... talent coach
Klarissa Jackson .... production intern
Robert Johnson .... inspiration: The Point
Jane Kang .... intern: Partizan
Mikyung Kim .... researcher
Meaghan Kloosterman .... assistant controller: Partizan
Katie Kolombatovich .... intern: Partizan (as Katie Kolombatavich)
Dave Kupferstein .... assistant chef
Nathalie Lapicorey .... assistant: Georges Bermann
Brittany Lee .... intern: Partizan
Phil LoGrippo .... key production accountant
Gabriella Ludlow .... business affairs services: The B.A. Department
Jeremamias Lugo .... parking production assistant (as Jeremias Lugo)
Gine Lui .... assistant location manager (as Gine Lui Ng)
Oliver Martinez .... parking production assistant
Pete Marvelli .... assistant: Mr. Gondry and Mr. Adlan
Grégoire Melin .... international sales: Kinology (as Gregoire Melin)
Ani Mikirdichian .... researcher
Ross Miller .... insurance services: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Norman Milner .... parking production assistant
Sabrina Mossberg .... production coordinator
Robert Mulligan .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Tom O'Connell .... office production assistant
Anthony Ortiz .... parking production assistant
Dupal Patel .... first assistant accountant
Tristan Pennequin .... intern: Partizan
Danny Peralta .... inspiration: The Point
James Peters .... parking production assistant
Antonia Proscia .... paymaster (as Toni Proscia)
Kaitlin Quick .... assistant: Ms. Fong
Mike Reiersen .... set production assistant
Rafael Rivera .... location assistant
Pamela Rook .... script supervisor
Ali Rubinfeld .... researcher
Auriel Rudnick .... intern: Partizan
Mark Satin .... intern: Partizan
Stephen D. Shepard .... set production assistant
Arnold Sledge .... parking production assistant
Aubrey A. Strickland .... workshop assistant (as Aubrey Strickland)
Kellie Terry-Sepulveda .... inspiration: The Point
Craig Tindal .... inspiration: The Point
Maria Torres .... inspiration: The Point
Marietha Van Heerden .... intern: Partizan
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location consultant
Malcolm Walters .... parking production assistant
Cody White .... production intern
Christopher Wright .... parking production assistant
Meredith Wurzbach .... insurance services: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Carlos Yensi .... parking production assistant

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
when we're in a group, and when we're with you and I, 13 March 2013
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The kind of movie you either will like or you won't. I liked it quite a bit for what Michel Gondry was experimenting with, which was a cinema that is both very real and yet fantastic at the same time; when the kids tell their stories, be they funny, dramatic, sad, strange, it carries those qualities Gondry can bring to elevate the material through his grungy-magical (is that a term? I just made it up so there) aesthetic. When we see the teenagers driving a beat-up old car, it's shot to look a little warped as if from a camera phone, but not just any phone.

This isn't reality TV. It's writing and filmmaking and while you won't get stellar acting across the board from these non-professionals, all acting under their own names, some of them are quite good and are able to bring the text to life. It's almost like Speed meets My Dinner with Andre, if that makes sense - you're stuck on this bus for the long haul, and it'll be suspenseful... there will also be a lot of talk, and buffoonery, and, really, genuine emotion at this turning point of the end of a school year with some betrayals and bewilderment going around.

And while the first two-thirds are mostly a lot of fun, the final third, when the bus crowd thins out, becomes even more interesting than it was before when it focuses on Michael and Teresa, and another kid who we haven't seen much of (wrapped up in a comic-book and in headphones), and that scene in particular is great for these guys having (or thinking they have) grown up just on this bus ride alone. It's a heart-to-heart scene that shows after all of the bluster and big talk from the group- in-the-back, being down to earth is the tough part and what makes kids into the outcasts and bullies and bystanders and so on.

It's sometimes rambling, sometimes unfocused, but that too is part of the charm. And, in a sense, this becomes Gondry's most surprising feature in the sense that he isn't with star-power team-ups (Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Seth Rogen, etc), or with his large grab-bag of surreal/magic-fiction camera and mis-en-scene tricks. Not to say there aren't exceptions - at one point, if I'm not mistaken, Jesus comes on to the bus to break up what could be an escalation-cum- fight on the bus - but it's really just a bunch of slices of life strung together, maybe not too unlike Spike Lee's Get on the Bus but without the baggage of the Million-Man-March message. What is it like to be a teenager, not just in the Bronx but anywhere? Teenagers especially would do well to watch a movie like this, which paints a more captivating and, for me at least, entertaining portrait of life than an MTV show could do. It doesn't stop for a chance to be funny, sometimes with ridiculous results, but its got a big heart and that's what is always wonderful about this director.

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