Me and You and Everyone We Know


Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38

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Critic Reviews

  1. Definition eludes the delicate pleasures of this marvelous, idiosyncratic movie collage.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Every so often, a movie blindsides you, leaving you feeling different, enlightened, possibly even improved. Me and You and Everyone We Know is such a movie.
  3. 100
    By turns comic and tender, tragic and absurd. But throughout, it gives off what is surely one of the greatest of moviegoing pleasures -- the sense of an artist seeing the world from some private vantage that is as original as it is truthful.
  4. 100
    A film that with quiet confidence creates a fragile magic.
  5. Totally original yet filled with familiar human frailties, "Everyone" leaps off the screen to become one of those rare movie-going experiences.
  6. Optimistic and humanistic to the core, Me and You and Everyone We Know is a paean to perseverance and finding ways to cope.
  7. 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.
  8. 88
    Performance artist Miranda July hits a grand slam as the writer, director and star of her first film. It's a moonbeam romance laced with startling wit and gravity.
  9. It's a familiar dance, but something only July could invent, a vignette much like her characters: beautiful, flawed, organic--fine alone but better with the others.
  10. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Remarkably, ''Me and You" doesn't shock so much as soothe.
  11. 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.
  12. Disturbing, maddening, often confusing, but also charming, engaging and challenging in all the best ways.
  13. A playfully offbeat, willfully wide-eyed tale of lonely, inarticulate people looking for connection in a disconnected world.
  14. 83
    Refreshing and disorienting movie.
  15. 80
    A quirkily funny, startlingly assured comedy-drama.
  16. Though her movie has a clear narrative line, and might even be classified as romantic comedy, it is also a meticulously constructed visual artifact, diffidently introducing the playful, rebus-like qualities of installation art to the conventions of narrative cinema.
  17. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Admirable and wondrously strange--as well as gorgeous, funny, dreamlike, mesmerizing, squirmy, and occasionally annoying.
  18. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    The distinction of this lovely, if slightly tentative, debut feature is its willingness to set forth mysteries of the human heart without solving them; everyone's fate stays unsealed.
  19. Hums with compassion for its outlandish, lonely but always sweet characters.
  20. 80
    A wise, funny film about the little leaps of faith it takes to just get through the day.
  21. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Has a flavor all its own-sweet, whimsical, homegrown. A quirky romantic for the 21st century, July finds humor and magic in places where no one has looked before.
  22. Reviewed by: Liz Beardsworth
    A frank look at 21st century mores, this succeeds in saying new things about anxieties as old as the human race.
  23. 75
    Offbeat, daring, and the kind of offering Hollywood will never come close to embracing.
  24. A mixed package, but often fun to watch.
  25. Will make you glad to be living on the same planet as Miranda July.
  26. These characters are touching and sympathetic to the extent that they're lonely, and that's what most of them are most of the time.
  27. 70
    A real treasure in the guise of yet another Sundance dramedy.
  28. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Brings a fresh perspective to age-old human dilemmas.
  29. 70
    July's witty ode to only-connecting sustains a delicate tone of pensive whimsy.
  30. July sees the world in a most unexpected way, and it's a shame that Me and You's preciousness sometimes overwhelms that uniqueness of vision.
  31. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    There are some notable oddballs in the filmmaking debut of performance artist Miranda July, whose lead performance in this Sundance winner for "originality" is the most appealing thing about it.
  32. 63
    Me and You and Everyone We Know brings to mind the work of happily downbeat, bad-boy provocateur Todd Solondz (Happiness, Palindromes), but July is more kind to her oddballs, although she displays a disturbing aptitude for perversity that Solondz would applaud.
  33. The result is discomfiting, funny and oddly touching.
  34. A hit-and-miss affair. It has moments of unexpected, offbeat comedy, but most of the time neither the characters nor the situations engage the viewer.
  35. A vanity project by a moderately talented artist that has moments of real brilliance in it.
  36. 50
    Me and You takes a couple of neat swipes at the pretentiousness of the art scene, but as a commentary on the difficulty of connecting in contemporary society, it's too precious by half.
  37. 50
    Just creepy and unsavory at moments, but pleased to be so.
  38. As an actress, she (July) is annoying as hell, with a quirkiness so labored, she seems to be begging for our affection. As a director she is much better.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 147 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 96
  2. Negative: 26 out of 96
  1. Dec 28, 2011
    Brilliant, a fun and innovating way of introducing new and controversial concepts that all connect and hold in common the central element ofBrilliant, a fun and innovating way of introducing new and controversial concepts that all connect and hold in common the central element of love search. It really makes you think about everything you know and take it to the furthest extreme, twisting it and giving you a whole different perspective of it. Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2011
    I like Indie movies but this past few years I learned that the Indie Trademark created by Sundance and the Cannes "Un Certain Regard" has lostI like Indie movies but this past few years I learned that the Indie Trademark created by Sundance and the Cannes "Un Certain Regard" has lost its quality features. This film follows a recent trend of over analyzing everything that happens today in a fast passed and always changing society. This way of thinking, for me, is just a waste of time. I prefer living over thinking about living. Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2011

    I will say straight up that I enjoyed this movie. However, it

    I will say straight up that I enjoyed this movie. However, it is my "type" of movie (That is; quirky, random, etc.). So I might as well put a disclaimer of sorts and say that if you expect this movie to have a well defined plot/ending. This is not your movie. If you don't like movies such as Napoleon Dynamite or Eagle Vs. Shark. This is probably not your movie. On the flip side, if you do like those movies and you don't mind a seemingly loose written movie, then I say give it a shot.

    Basic plot of this movie is that it follows a few individuals and then in typical movie fashion brings them together and shows how interconnected they are. It follows a single father, his two sons, a old person taxi driver (Yes you read that right), and two teenage girls. Their stories are weird and incredibly awkward. But in the awkwardness you start to feel for the characters and at points I found myself really rooting for the characters or cringing when stuff didn't go their way.

    Overall I'd say the movie is pretty good. Weird throughout and slow at times but the stories themselves I found to be surprisingly emotional and well done. Give it a shot if you like the movies I listed above or if you want to watch an atypical indie romance/quirky film.
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