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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 »

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

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 »

Goofs

Despite being set in Los Angeles, the bus showed in the last shot is a New York City MTA bus. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie: You want to be a little bird and get a little worm? Just lie down and peep.
Robby: Peep, peep, peep.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to The Bertram Family See more »

Connections

Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) 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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A Movie to Fall in Love With
28 July 2005 | by egg-5See all my reviews

This movie is about people trying to connect with each other, told in a very sweet, original way. It is quirky, beautiful, honest, and hilarious. The film follows the lives and dreams of many truly memorable characters, from the adorable and fascinating children to the adults with all their idiosyncrasies. I couldn't stop thinking about it the day after I saw it. I kept reliving the scenes in my head, and smiling.

I am so happy to have discovered Miranda July. Not only did she write, direct, and star in this film... she is also a performance artist, has released music CDs, and is planning on releasing a book of short stories next.

I'd recommend watching the trailer if you're curious. It definitely gives you a flavor of the film. If you like it, go see the movie, and you may fall in love, too.

After you see it, check out the movie website (http://www.meandyoumovie.com/) and Miranda's website (http://www.mirandajuly.com/) for more great stuff.


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