Review: Me And You And Everyone We Know

I am not a movie reviewer/critic. I just like to share my enthusiasm for some movies and hopefully my giddyness interests you to seek the movie for your own visual stimulation.

Now, since I love storytelling let’s start at the beginning.

The Story

The other day I was reblogging a couple of posts on my Tumblr and changing some of the CSS. When I went back to my dashboard I skimmed a few of the latest posts from those that I follow (something I rarely do these days), and I saw this one from Meaghan. It caught my attention because of the colourful books on a stove. I thought: Are they going to burn those? Is this Fahrenheit 451 (another must-see movie)?

As I started to read the post I clicked the first link — noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com. This is where/how Miranda July promotes her book of short stories titled “No one belongs here more than you.”. It’s a simple yet clever site that just requires you to click and read intriguing messages written on a “whiteboard”.

From there I went on to the Amazon page for the book. After that… blank. I’m not entirely sure how I ended up discovering that Miranda directed (and acted in) “Me And You And Everyone We Know” in 2005, but here I am; I’ve seen it.

The Review

I like to watch movie trailers. Apple’s Trailer page provides some superb high-quality visuals to treat the eyes. Lately, I have done to see movies without even watching the trailer. This gives an element of surprise; I don’t know what to expect. I like this.

Me And You posterI watched the trailer to “Me And You And Everyone We Know”, but still didn’t know too much about it. Nevertheless, Rachel, Mitch, and I sat down and watched it together last night. In some ways reminded me of “Little Miss Sunshine“. And reminding me of that meant the word “sunshine” also reminded me of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (and movie I adore). However, “Me You And— let’s just call it “MAYAEWK” from now on, okay?

However, “MAYAEWK” has it’s own unique style and story.

It’s awkward, romantic, inspiring, and all-around life exploding content. This is the kind of movie that makes you want to live life. I could care less about ramming into a bunch of cars and jumping off a bridge like Angelina Jolie did in “Salt”. No. “MAYAEWK” is something you can appreciate. “MAYAEWK” is a movie you can share with the whole family (as long as your family has mature-aged brains).

Rachel and Mitch were frustrated that they didn’t know what the movie was about prior to watching. At around the half-way point of the movie Rachel left the room to go do things on her computer. Mitch left soon after.

As I wrote in my Scott Pilgrim review, I laughed at that movie quite a lot. Often at times when no one else did; I find the funny in everything. That was equally true for “MAYAEWK”. I laughed harder than I have in a long time. Really hard. I laughed on top of laughs on top of laughs. You know when something is just so outrageous that you can’t help but laugh and then something funnier happens and you have to laugh louder and harder? Yeah, that was me.

The movie is open-ended. (If Rachel had hung around to the end, then she would have hated that.) It leaves you to fill in the gaps with your own life.

I invite you to visit the MAYAEWK website (flash site) to discover more about the film.

Buy the DVD or rent via Amazon OnDemand.
Download and keep or rent via iTunes.

THERE’S A HIGH POSSIBILITY THAT SOME OF THE LINKS IN THIS POST WILL EARN ME ONE OR TWO CENTS. I JUST LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THESE THINGS SO YOU DON’T THINK I’M HIDING SOMETHING OR SOMETHING. SOME THING.

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