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Me and You and Everyone We Know

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2005
  • Miranda July
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Miranda July and John Hawkes. In suburban Los Angeles, a shoe salesman struggles to come to terms with his disintegrating marriage - a task not helped by his encounter with an eccentric artist and his sons' sexual adventures.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Performance artist Miranda July's accomplished, bittersweet feature debut weaves together the stories of various lost and lonely suburbanites struggling to connect in southern California. Shoe salesman Richard (John Hawkes) is so distraught when his wife dumps him, he sets fire to his own hand. Literally and figuratively scarred, he's hesitant to respond to romantic overtures from kooky artist-cum-cab driver Christine (writer/director July, in a striking series of retro 1980s blouses). Some viewers might feel a little uncomfortable about subplots involving Richard's teenage son Peter (Miles Thompson) discovering oral sex and even younger Robby (Brandon Ratcliff) entering into a salacious online relationship with a stranger. However, July handles such material with sensitivity and respect as well as humour. Although the offbeat independent movies that become hits at the Sundance film festival feel all too common currency these days, this particular example stands above the rest for its sharp writing and abundant heart.

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Cast

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Christine JespersonMiranda July
Richard SwerseyJohn Hawkes
Peter SwerseyMiles Thomspon
Robby SwerseyBrandon Ratcliff
SylvieCarlie Westerman
MichaelHector Elias
AndrewBrad William Henke
HeatherNatasha Slayton
RebeccaNajarra Townsend
Nancy HerringtonTracy Wright

Crew

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DirectorMiranda July

Details

Theatrical distributor
Optimum Releasing
Released on
2005-08-19
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing and nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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