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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.

Director:

Miranda July

Writer:

Miranda July
22 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

IFC Films | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tú, yo y todos los demás See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,801, 19 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,885,134, 16 October 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IFC Films, FilmFour See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Characters refer to "Laurelhurst" (misspelled on the computer screen as "Laurelhearst") and "Burnside". Both are notable areas in Portland, Oregon, where writer/director Miranda July used to live. Christine also receives a cellphone call identified as "M & F Dept Store" which probably stands for "Meier & Frank." See more »

Goofs

When the bag containing the fish falls off the back of the car, it doesn't appear on the road, even though there are enough frames in which it should have appeared. See more »

Quotes

Michael: So tell Ellen about the shoe guy. Did you go back to the store?
Christine Jesperson: Yeah. And turns out he's a killer of children.
[pause]
Christine Jesperson: So, oh well.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to The Bertram Family See more »

Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Surprising and unique
29 June 2005 | by mestizo-1See 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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