Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
August 16, 2022 10:55 AM - Subscribe

Single dad Richard (John Hawkes) meets Christine (Miranda July, who also wrote and directed), a starving artist who moonlights as a cabbie. They awkwardly attempt to start a romance, but Richard's divorce has left him emotionally damaged, and he struggles to remain open to the possibilities of this new relationship. Meanwhile, Richard's sons, the adolescent Peter (Miles Thompson) and 6-year-old Robby (Brandon Ratcliff), take part in their own clumsy experiments with the opposite sex.

82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on AMC+ and Criterion. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (11 comments total)
17 years later and I still remember this movie's gentle observations and slightly dreamlike qualities. I went around for several years afterward saying it was the best thing I'd seen in a decade. I wonder how it would hold up now. Also, I should check to see what else Miranda July has done since then. Also also, this film enabled me to get on the John Hawkes bandwagon ten years before pop culture realized how what a good actor he is.
posted by seasparrow at 11:52 AM on August 16, 2022 [7 favorites]

I haven't seen it since around the time it came out (on video); I didn't realize this was John Hawkes! Gotta rewatch.

I remember it as a movie about people trying to figure out how to get together.
posted by rhizome at 12:30 PM on August 16, 2022

A line from Josh Larsen's mixed review, which encapsulates my feelings on the movie, always stuck with me:

"It’s mostly for adults who impulsively put socks on their ears, as a character does here––"
posted by reclusive_thousandaire at 12:31 PM on August 16, 2022

Seasparrow, you should check out Kajillionaire. I thought it was really good and showed a lot of growth in July's film making compared to The Future and MaYaEWK.
posted by forbiddencabinet at 2:44 PM on August 16, 2022 [3 favorites]

Pooping back and forth. Forever.
posted by ejs at 3:55 PM on August 16, 2022 [5 favorites]

What an odd movie. I just rewatched it recently and yeah, the socks-on-ears analogy works. I thoroughly enjoyed it outside that persona, observing anthropologically rather than embodying.
posted by supercres at 7:39 PM on August 16, 2022

I saw this when it came out, and that first scene is the only part that still stands out vividly in my memory. Great scene though!
posted by abraxasaxarba at 10:55 AM on August 17, 2022

Seconding the recommendation for Kajillionaire. Really a warm, weird and affecting movie.
posted by jeoc at 4:32 PM on August 17, 2022

posted by snofoam at 9:54 PM on August 17, 2022 [2 favorites]

I watched this movie with a bunch of people I didn't know very well in their very small apartment and I remember at the end we were all unsure how to react. Such an intimate and weird little film. Very awkward as a "hey I just met you through a mutual friend, let's sit down and watch this movie!" movie.
posted by potrzebie at 10:16 PM on August 17, 2022

potrzebie, I had a very similar experience with Happiness.
posted by abraxasaxarba at 12:53 AM on August 18, 2022 [3 favorites]

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