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Me and You and Everyone We Know

2005 Comedy Drama

A handful of disparate characters, both adults and children, find themselves navigating the tricky waters of intimacy in this award-winning independent comedy drama. Richard (John Hawkes) is a recent divorcé who is alternately exhilarated and terrified with his life and the world around him. While he believes great things are in store for him, he's also become so despondent about his wife's departure that he attempts to set his hand on fire. Richard meets Christine (Miranda July) at the shoe store where he works; Christine likes to paint a picture of herself as a stylish and confident video artist, but in truth she supports herself as a driver with a car service for the elderly, and she'd very much like to meet someone special. As Richard and Christine fumble their way into a relationship, Richard's two sons have issues of their own. Seven-year-old Robby (Brandon Ratcliff) has met someone in an Internet chat room who responds to his naïve and scatological perceptions of sex, while 14-year-old Peter (Miles Thompson) finds himself on the receiving end of unusual and unexpected attention from two girls in his class. Me and You and Everyone We Know was the first feature film written and directed by noted performance artist Miranda July; the picture won prizes in 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. more..

Director: Miranda July

Starring: John Hawkes,Miranda July, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff, Carlie Westerman

Reviews

  • A film that with quiet confidence creates a fragile magic.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    11 May 2013

  • Definition eludes the delicate pleasures of this marvelous, idiosyncratic movie collage.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    11 May 2013

  • Totally original yet filled with familiar human frailties, "Everyone" leaps off the screen to become one of those rare movie-going experiences.

    Ruthe Stein - The San Francisco Chronicle

    11 May 2013

  • Performance artist Miranda July hits a grand slam as the writer, director and star of her first film. It's a moonbeam romance laced with startling wit and gravity.

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    11 May 2013

  • The distinction of this lovely, if slightly tentative, debut feature is its willingness to set forth mysteries of the human heart without solving them; everyone's fate stays unsealed.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    11 May 2013

Awards

  • Miranda July

    Cannes Film Festival (2005)

  • Most Promising Performer

    Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2006)

  • Best Ensemble Cast

    Chlotrudis Awards (2006)

  • Miranda July

    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (2005)

  • Miranda July

    Gotham Awards (2005)