Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Movies You Aught to See: Me and You and Everyone We Know

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Me and You and Everyone We Know
Directed by Miranda July
Released June 17, 2005

The only feature film to date from director Miranda July is a singularly unique work, merging artistic storytelling with deep, complex characters. July is a revelation in front of and behind the camera, and this is easily the best performance John Hawkes (recently seen as Lennon on “Lost”) has ever delivered. This love story between a shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist is utterly bizarre but incredibly fascinating. It will likely be difficult to find a film that incorporates a man setting his own hand on fire and a romance between a seven-year-old and a grown woman so extraordinarily. If nothing else, it’s certainly an astonishing experience that will either leave you loving it or hating it.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

This is certainly on my "movies to see by the end of the year" list. It looks amazing.