Me and You and Everyone We Know

17mira Miranda July writes, directs and stars in this poignant drama about both the unique and oftentimes humorous nature of people's idiosyncrasies. At the center is eccentric Christine Jesperson (July), who seeks emotional connections in the modern world. Meanwhile, shoe salesman Richard (John Hawkes) copes with his recent separation while his teen son (Miles Thompson) experiences a sexual awakening. Carlie Westerman and Brad William Henke co-star.
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NYT Critics' Pick
This first film from conceptual artisit Miranda July is an actute, tender and sometimes troubling examination of loneliness, individuality and the desire for connection in modern Los Angeles. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 81%
Critics' score: 81   Audience score: 83   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It seems quite possible that Me and You marks the arrival of an artist who may affect -- disturbingly yet helpfully -- films and audiences to come.

Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic

Me and You and Everyone We Know brings a fresh perspective to age-old human dilemmas: the longing of children to become adults, the yearning of adults to recapture the innocence of youth, and the difficulty of finding true love at age 7 or 70. full review

Scott Foundas, Variety

Here's a perfectly twee little romance all but smothered in a blanket of indie 'edge.' full review

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

These characters are sympathetic. full review

Susan Walker, Toronto Star

July is without a doubt a brave new talent in the creatively beleaguered world of American cinema. full review

Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail

July, who also wrote the script, is a keenly observant filmmaker. full review

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's a sturdy piece of writing wed to an utterly unique visual style. full review

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Easily the year's most imaginative movie.

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press

A film of indescribable and often unmentionable charm, Me and You and Everyone We Know is one of those completely unexpected artistic experiences, a work from an unknown with such a compelling, unique perspective that it boggles and inspires.

Tom Long, Detroit News

First-time feature director July's success has a great deal to do with her bold embrace of childhood and its gnarly truths. full review

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Hums with compassion for its outlandish, lonely but always sweet characters. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

Although Me and You and Everyone We Know requires patience on the part of the viewer -- to get past the faux naivete of its grown-up characters, to get past its deadpan arty tone -- Miranda July's feature debut is worth the time.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

July is a delightful discovery, as both a filmmaker and a performer. full review

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune

One leaves the theater grateful to have shared the time with these characters on-screen, but hoping we won't meet them in the lobby. full review

Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic

The debut film from performance art crossover Miranda July delivers an unlikely blend of irreverence and optimism. For all its dark humor and fringe qualities, the movie never descends into easy misanthropy. full review

Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger

Delightfully light on its feet, suffused with a knowing humor that is more sweetly careworn than cynical. full review

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Totally original yet filled with familiar human frailties, Everyone leaps off the screen to become one of those rare movie-going experiences that linger in the part of the brain reserved for celluloid memories. full review

Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

Set in a down-at-the-heels suburb that might be called Anywhere, America, the movie looks for connection in the oddest places, and, with an emotional impact out of all proportion to its gossamer touch, finds it. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Director Miranda July just might be the year's most exciting film discovery.

Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
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