- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 25, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Portuguese
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Andrucha Waddington
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 03/09/2001
"...Case, with her sturdy, elemental body and shining eyes, is the reason phrases like 'inner beauty' were invented, and she's also the reason to see this idealistic, naturalistic film..."
New York Times - 03/02/2001
"...An unexpected delight, a film that weds the humor and magic of a folk tale with a very modern feel for the psychological dynamics between men and women....It has been made and acted with intelligence and evident love..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2001
"...It's an intriguing premise....There's a good deal to enjoy....[The] script stocks a good line in laconic dialogue..."
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...A wry and tender comment on the ongoing sex war..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/16/2001
"...ME YOU THEM is an adroit, beautifully acted, sophisticated film....Impressive..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/23/2001
"...[The film] works because the story is sympathetic to the feelings of the characters..."
Uncut - 09/01/2001
"[W]ith a melancholy warmth added by Gilberto Gil's soundtrack. A triumph for the 30-year-old director."
ME YOU THEM tells the true story of Darlene Linhares (Regina Casé), a woman with a huge heart and the practicality to deal with it; she has three husbands, each of whom satisfies her desires in his own way. Osias (Lima Duarte) is her rogue of a husband, the owner of a goat farm. The affectionate Zezinho (Sténio Garcia) joins the family when his mother dies; he performs domestic duties. And Ciro (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos), the sexy hunk Darlene finds at work, is simply hot. Directed by Andrucha Waddington, this film is a provocative work that explores the fantasies a woman has during her marriage.
In a way, ME YOU THEM is a fairy tale--the fantasy where love triumphs in the face of adversity. But, because it is based on a true story and because Casé's performance is so earthy and easygoing, the fantasy becomes a reality. All of this takes place in the warm, arid landscapes of Bahia, Brazil, the hometown of Gilberto Gil--the legendary master of traditional Brazilian sounds--who also wrote the soundtrack. Waddington's combines the romance and simplicity of IL POSTINO and the wild sensuality of BELLE EPOQUE.
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: March 2, 2001 (LIMITED)
- Filmed on location in Bahia, Brazil.