Me and You and Everyone We Know is a comic and poetic take on contemporary relationships. In her feature debut as director, Miranda July casts herself as Christine, a drifting video artist who falls for down-on-his-luck shoe salesman Richard (John Hawkes). Recently separated from his wife, Richard struggles with his parental responsibility for seven year old Robby and teenage Peter. Left unsupervised while their dad works, the two boys amuse themselves on their PC, constructing animal pictures using the punctuation keys, and getting involved in some increasingly risque instant-messaging. Orbiting this central quartet are an assortment of expertly drawn characters, whose lives intersect in sometimes bizarre but always believable ways; from the curator of the gallery to whom Christine has submitted her video project to Robby & Peter's next door neighbour, a young girl who collects consumer goods for a "hope chest" in her bedroom.
Quirky characters whose lives interconnect.
- Me and You and Everyone We Know review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 4
Quirky, funny, charming, endearing and at times depressing, ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’ follows several characters whose lives, knowingly or unknowingly, interconnect with each other. Each of the characters suffer from varying degrees of isolation and loneliness, all seeming to need someone in their lives to love and be loved in return. As far as a plot goes, it’s basically a slice of life film, following the various characters as they each go about their daily lives, with the main storyline within the film revolving around Christine, a part time taxi driver and performance artist, Richard a recently divorced shoe salesman, and their awkward and hampered relationship. Overall, if you like films by Todd Solondz or Wes Anderson which feature awkward characters and moments then ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’ is well worth a look.
- Me and You and Everyone We Know review by Kurtz
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This is a self-consciously kooky story of a hesitant love affair between a rather weird couple and their circle of equally weird pals. There are a lot of awkward pauses, some extremely solemn children and a constant backing track of dreamy plinky-plonky keyboard to remind you what kind of film you are watching just in case you thought you’d stumbled across a quiet patch of “Reservoir Dogs.” I lost patience with most of the characters after about twenty minutes and started to admire the sunsets. Once the lead character makes a film within a film starring her shoes, you pretty much know what to expect. “I’m just passing the time” explains another character. Not my time, you’re not. Click.