Me, You and Everyone we know

Written by Stefan de Vries October 2nd, 2005

USA 2005, 90′. Dir.: Miranda July. With Miranda July, John Hawkes, Miles Thompson and Brandon Ratcliff. My rating: | Official Site | Trailer Me, you and everyone we know is […]

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USA 2005, 90′. Dir.: Miranda July. With Miranda July, John Hawkes, Miles Thompson and Brandon Ratcliff.
My rating: 4 stars | Official Site | Trailer

Me, you and everyone we know is not a film me and you already know. It is a strange film. And very touching. Christine (Miranda July) is a video-artists looking for love and for a museum to exhibit her works. When she meets shoe salesman Richard she falls in love. Richard has just seperated and has two sons, one of them played by 7-year old Brandon Ratcliff, who is incredibly funny.

Me and YouSome people I know thought this film was irritating. I however really liked it and although it is clear that Miranda July directs for the first time, it gives the film sometimes a charming clumsiness. Some things (like a few bizarre, almost pedophile post-modern sex scenes) could be considered bad taste, but Miranda July treats everything elegantly. The dreamy soundtrack by Michael Andrews (composer of the Donnie Darko soundtrack). Miranda July keeps a blog that reflects her healthily deranged view on this planet.

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