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ME AND YOU AND
EVERYONE WE KNOW
USA: IFC Films
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff, Carlie Westerman, Natasha Slayton, Najarra Townsend, Hector Elias, Tracy Wright, Jo Nelle Kennedy, Brad Henke, Ellen Geer, Colette Kilroy, James Kayten, Amy French, James Mathers, Tiana Marie Nelms, Jordan Potter, Cheryl Phillips, Sven Holmberg, Patricia Skeriotis, Kelsey Chapman, EJ Callahan
Director: Miranda July
USA: 90 mins
UK: 91 mins
USA Rated: R for disturbing sexual content involving children, and for language
UK Certificate: 15: contains strong language and sex references, some involving children
USA Release Date: 17 June 2005 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 19 August 2005
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 (Miranda July) 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 (John Hawkes), 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 seven year-old Robby (Brandon Ratcliff), who is having a risque internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen year-old brother Peter (Miles Thompson) who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls practicing for their future of romance and marriage.
In acclaimed multimedia performance artist and director Miranda July's modern world, the mundane is transcendent and everyday people become radiant characters who speak their innermost thoughts, act on secret impulses, and experience truthful human moments that at times approach the surreal. They seek togetherness through tortured routes and find redemption in small moments that connect them to someone else on earth.