|Everyone Else (USA; 108 min.)
directed by: Maren Ade
starring: Birgit Minichmayr; Lars Eidinger; Hans-Jochen Wagner; Nicole Marischka; Mira Partecke
Scot says: "Just watched the German film
EVERYONE ELSE, which I quite enjoyed. My concise summary of the film is
that it's about that moment in a relationship when you see your partner
deciding whether he/she would rather be a freak or a douchebag. (Make
up your own mind which is the right decision.)
says: "I also recently watched this and agree with Scot:
Minichmayr is fantastic. More so than BLUE
VALENTINE, the film approaches a disintegrating relationship from a
unique perspective, but with such natural dialogue between the two
leads that when something unexpected occasionally comes up, the impact
is that much stronger. 4.5 cats"
says: "I love this movie. I happened to see it completely per
chance of a very attractive preview photo at the New York Film Festival
a few years ago. I do prefer BLUE VALENTINE but I included Birgit
Minichmayr on my Chlotrudis ballot fairly easily, who was probably my
third favorite lead actress performance of 2009 (after Sidibe in
PRECIOUS and Maria Heiskanen in EVERLASTING MOMENTS). Also on my Buried
"I also happened to rewatch it shortly after into this year when it was playing at IFC nearby my dorm for a first date. It made for an awful first date movie. :D / D:"
Scot responds: "I dunno, Ibad. If you go dancing after the film and steal some of Chris's smooth moves, you might make a lasting impression on your date. ;-)"