Me You Them (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Me You Them tells a warmly comical and touching story, and features a charismatically earthy performance by Casé.

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The legendary Brazilian songsmith Gilberto Gil supplies the score for this reality-based comedy, in which an independent-minded woman decides that if one live-in husband doesn't fulfill her needs, she can always add more. The film begins when Darlene (Regina Case) returns to her small, dusty hometown in northern Brazil to receive her mother's blessing for her for young son Dimas. When she arrives, she finds that her mother has died; her funeral occurs the day Darlene arrives. Despondent over her new predicament, she accepts an extemporaneous marriage proposal from her neighbor Osias (Lima Duarte) and moves in with him. It becomes clear to Darlene, however, that Osias wants little more than a live-in maid. Darlene becomes pregnant and bears a child -- who bears no resemblance to the light-skinned Osias. When Osias' cousin Zezinho (Stenio Garcia) comes to town and takes an immediate liking to Darlene, she doesn't turn him away -- before long, she's bearing his son as well. As the eager-to-please Zezinho takes over her housekeeping duties, Darlene decides that the one thing she's lacking in her life is true passion, and fills that void with a sugar cane worker named Ciro (Luis Vasconcelos), who moves in as well. Eu Tu Eles was purportedly inspired by a Brazilian news story about a woman in a similar alternative-living situation; the film screened at the 2000 Cannes, Tokyo, and Toronto Film Festivals before making its stateside premiere.
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexuality and thematic content)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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SPC

Cast

Regina Casé
as Darlene
Lima Duarte
as Osias
Stênio Garcia
as Zezinho
Nilda Spencer
as Raquel
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Critic Reviews for Me You Them

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (19)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 20, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | June 12, 2002
Chicago Reader
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[Case's] dazzling smile and surprising physical grace make Darlene into a primal force in the lives of these three men.

May 12, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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It has been made and acted with intelligence and evident love, which deserves to be requited.

April 16, 2001
New York Times
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The big screen hasn't shown us a more earthy, commanding woman since Italy's iconic Anna Magnani made her stand.

April 9, 2001
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Me You Them

*** (out of four) Based on an amusing and surprising true story about a woman who has three husbands. Each of them are able to enhance her live in some way. She has picked three very different men to quench her various moods and desires. Amusing and light-hearted.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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