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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Any time someone in the department store asks for a shoe, they request an 8 1/2. See more »

Goofs

When Christine is in the car for the first time with Michael we can see in the first shot that the seat belt is twisted twice on his chest. In the next shot, it isn't. See more »

Quotes

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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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

Any Way That You Want Me
(1969)
Written by Chip Taylor
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)
Performed by Spiritualized
Courtesy of BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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an intelligent feel-good movie
27 May 2006 | by kurt-149See all my reviews

This is a film that exists out of several little paintings. It's a film made by artist and it's a work of art. Really, each scene is a painting. Each scene can stand on itself. The film is bright, warm, playful and innocent, but still it deals with subjects which are heavily loaded. Miranda July is wonderful as the star of the film. It was very clever of her to play the leading role. Nobody else could have done it that good. She's a little weird (aren't we all?) and no one else could have felt her character as well as she does. Her story, or should I say her stories, are also a little weird. Weird and warm. And so are all the other characters in the film. Weird and warm. Very clever and cheap too, not to use any familiar faces. A great lesson for other directors. You don't need big stars to tell a clever story.


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