A winner at both Sundance and Cannes, this romantic comedy/drama follows an ensemble cast of characters, each of whom is trying to connect with another. Critics and audiences alike have been swooning over the picture's writer/director, multimedia performance artist Miranda July, who also stars. Why everyone is so gaga is a mystery. As an actress, she is annoying as hell, with a quirkiness so labored, she seems to be begging for our affection. As a director she is much better, and much of the film's success rests with three of the younger stars, as well as with John Hawkes, who plays the adult male lead. They project a spontaneity that's absent from July, whose every gesture, facial expression, and utterance feels calculated. She seems desperate for the audience to find her adorable. Judging from the praise being heaped upon the film elsewhere, many people do.
Director: Miranda July
Writer: Miranda July
Producer: Gina Kwon
Cast: Ellen Geer, John Hawkes, Brad William Henke, Miranda July, Jordan Potter, Brandon Ratcliff, Jason Rice, Natasha Slayton, Miles Thompson and Najarra Townsend
Me and You and Everyone We Know