Thursday, September 24, 2009

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Alright, I made a blog. I'm not really sure why. I guess I just feel the need to rant about movies I see without annoying the fuck out of everyone I know.

So, I'm going to "review" (read: say shit about) this weird indie movie I just watched called Me and You and Everyone We Know.

This movie seems to be about, as far as I can tell, people. These people have lives. These people speak in weird, almost poetic ways and lead strange, symbolic lives.

I know, that sounds really vague. But, honestly, I can't think of any other way to sum up this movie. It's arty. The opening scene does what I wish more opening scenes did: captures your attention with something so strange and surreal that you know you just have to watch the rest of the movie.

There's a lot of subplot in this movie. The whole thing is subplot, really. You get to look into the lives of these interweaving strangers (emphasis on the strange) who are actually, in their own odd way, believable and quite real.

There's a lot of genuinely funny shit in this movie. Fans of quirky indie comedy/dramas will probably enjoy it more than I did. Not to say I didn't enjoy it: this movie was surreal in a way that appealed to my own peculiar sense of humor, but this isn't the kind of movie I normally seek out. I just decided I had to see it after someone YouTubed me the scene where a young boy tells a woman on the internet he wants to "poop back and forth" and provides the following illustration:


Pique your interest? Watch the movie.

If I were forced at gunpoint to rate it, I'd say 8/10, with two points taking off for the pretentious artist-woman played by the writer/director.