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.
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
Here's a perfectly twee little romance all but smothered in a blanket of indie 'edge.' full review
July is without a doubt a brave new talent in the creatively beleaguered world of American cinema. full review
July, who also wrote the script, is a keenly observant filmmaker. full review
It's a sturdy piece of writing wed to an utterly unique visual style. full review
Easily the year's most imaginative movie.
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.
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
Hums with compassion for its outlandish, lonely but always sweet characters. full review
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.
July is a delightful discovery, as both a filmmaker and a performer. full review
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
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
Delightfully light on its feet, suffused with a knowing humor that is more sweetly careworn than cynical. full review
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
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
Director Miranda July just might be the year's most exciting film discovery.