Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

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Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

#1 Post by pianocrash » Tue May 31, 2005 2:37 am

Official film site, apple stand-alone trailer site (quicktime) & Miranda July's official site

Being a fan of her performance art-derived video work, I am truly excited about this film, even more by the glowing press it's been receiving recently.

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#2 Post by Anonymous » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:37 am

you can also catch clips of the film with the current RES magazine featuring miranda on the cover.

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#3 Post by In Heaven » Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:51 am

Just saw it. It is..amazing. Best film of the year, so far.

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#4 Post by jorencain » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:35 am

I just picked up the DVD and enjoyed the film very much. The opening performance art-thing had a definite Laurie Anderson vibe, which I liked, and I thought there were some great moments throughout the film. I agree that it was a little too "precious" for my taste, but it wasn't too much of a problem. To me, the film was like an optimistic "Happiness," and I look forward to seeing what July will be doing in the future.

And the first "pooping back and forth" scene was hilarious.

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#5 Post by Gregory » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:58 pm

I saw this last night and found it enjoyable and interesting enough but also derivative in many key respects. I actually think something like George Washington has much more going for it in storytelling and character depth.
It's a worthy entry in the sub-genre of ensemble drama in which characters' lives are separate but connected and interlocking. For me, this one easily surpasses a bombastic, hollow film such as Magnolia. It's really the sub-genre itself, very popular in the 1990s, that's verging on becoming hackneyed.

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#6 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:51 pm

badlydrawncow wrote:i have to agree with you that the film was a bit too precious/cute... as if you could tip it over and watch it shatter. it isn't a bad or good thing, i got over it after the first half and enjoyed the rest of the film. a nice surprise, esp. since i went in thinking i would be dissapointed after talking to a few friends who watched it before i did. anyway, i need another watch before making a final opinion, but the film felt like punch drunk love, mashed with ghost world and at certain parts i <3 huckabees. yay for comparrisons.
I finally caught up with this film on DVD and I agree with another person who felt it was one of the best films of the year. I thought that it was a very sincere, intensely personal film. And I liked the eager optimism of the characters. One line that stuck in my head was when Richard says at one point, “I'm prepared for amazing things to happen.â€

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#7 Post by Andre Jurieu » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:30 pm

Fletch F. Fletch wrote: Yeah, that scene was very, very funny. It's one of those scenes you end up quoting for days afterwards.
I might be the only person who likes this movie, but thinks they take the whole internet poop joke one step too far, since I have a hard time believing it wound up on a banner. Plus, the entire subplot basically hinges on the fact that the kid is adorable.
Fletch F. Fletch wrote:Another thing I liked about it was the two leads. After years of playing minor, blink-and-you'll-miss-him roles in films like From Dusk Till Dawn and The Perfect Storm, it was great to see John Hawkes finally in a significant role. He was perfect in the role and I hope this leads to more meatier roles in the future.
He's great in Deadwood. In fact, I sometimes find him to be a far more compelling presence than Ian McShane and Olyphant. I think he works well with Paula Malcomson.
Fletch F. Fletch wrote:It's weird but Miranda July, in this movie, constantly made me think of Zooey Deschanel with a dash of Maggie Gyllenhaal (the same sad eyes) and an Olive Oyl quality of a young Shelly Duvall.
She reminds me of Gyllenhaal a lot and she's obviously very talented, but on a purely superficial level, she ain't no Zooey.

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#8 Post by tasog37 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:23 pm

Ehhh... I thought it was okay. I dont know, it seemed to be your run-of-the-mill indie flick, but I dont know. There were some parts I thought were interesting and some I didnt. It was definetely a valiant first effort and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does next. I need to see it again, maybe I'll like it more then. I did however, love the soundtrack. I'll be picking that up for sure one of these days.

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#9 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:35 am

Andre Jurieu wrote:I might be the only person who likes this movie, but thinks they take the whole internet poop joke one step too far, since I have a hard time believing it wound up on a banner. Plus, the entire subplot basically hinges on the fact that the kid is adorable.
True. Ah, it worked for me.
He's great in Deadwood. In fact, I sometimes find him to be a far more compelling presence than Ian McShane and Olyphant. I think he works well with Paula Malcomson.
Yeah, he is good in Deadwood -- very watchable and not as overtly flashy as, say, McShane.

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Re: Me and You and Everyone We Know (July, 2005)

#10 Post by knives » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:00 pm

So in anticipation for The Future (god it makes sentences weird) I'm watching this one. It's really good so far and doesn't have any of the problems these sorts of films usually have. Anyway I came here thinking at least Domino would have given a thorough working on the movie, but that didn't pan out. Anyways I'm getting a deep Solondz vibe from the film. She doesn't shy away from the darkness in her material and fortunately I'm eeked out. The racist stuff against those two kids alone goes so far against this movie's reputation that I don't know how it got there. You won't believe how many times I've seen/ experienced that exact moment. The film's stylized, but it seems more accurate to my life experiences at the least than many films that put on airs of realism.

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Re: Me and You and Everyone We Know (July, 2005)

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Re: Me and You and Everyone We Know (July, 2005)

#12 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 pm

Looks like July has started work on the eventual Criterion release-- she's asking for anyone with a back and forth forever tattoo to contact her, and she's trying to get ahold of Zac Love, who scored her first film (which would be a likely bonus for this)

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Re: Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)

#13 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:06 am

This one always seemed like a no brainer from the start of Criterion's IFC deal. I remember suggesting it to them back in... 2009 when Criterion were active participants on Facebook asking for suggestions. I still haven't liked a single thing Miranda July has done but this. It's been a while since I last saw it, but remember thinking it was an excellent first feature low-budget directors should aspire to make.

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Re: Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:15 am

People are really getting tattoos from this film? I remember it being good/charming, but I'll be damned if I've heard anyone (me, you, anyone I know) make any sort of reference to it in the last decade+ moreso than any other indie from that mid-'00s boom.

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Re: Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

#15 Post by swo17 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am

Can someone remind me how we know this is a forthcoming Criterion release?

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Re: Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:26 am

It's on Filmstruck's Criterion channel, it's from IFC and a special edition is being planned. Could be a bunch of coincidences, but it's a safe assumption. If it's not safe enough I suppose I jumped the gun on moving the thread, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck,

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Re: Forthcoming: Me and You and Everyone We Know

#17 Post by cdnchris » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:27 am

...it's a platapuss.

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