The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates. As kids depart the bus for the last time, we get to learn about these graduates as they step into the world – their love, their conflicts, their despair and their hope. —Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Pioneering director Michel Gondry’s remarkable creative energy and ability to innovate have resulted in some of the most visually stunning music videos in the history of the medium, and his wild imagination and organic, childlike imagery raised the bar of what one could achieve in the short format. In particular, his technique of placing numerous cameras around a subject and combining the images to form a visually astonishing sweeping effect has become so popular that it has since gone on to achieve timeless notoriety in such films as the The Matrix. With a family background that consists of a number of inventors and technological innovators, Gondry, not surprisingly, is seen as a bottomless wealth of imaginative innovation.
Michel Gondry is a native of Versailles who was raised in a freethinking family that encouraged and supported his creative endeavors; his parents harbored a deep love of pop music and the works of Duke Ellington, in particular. Gondry’s grandfather Constant… read more
The personal issues of the characters almost didn’t have expression when compared with the central problem of a youth in decadence, which in turn, was depicted without a point of view or message. Full Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-we-and-i-2012.html
Sad to see SO many people disparaging this film. What's up with that? I loved it, found it infectious, fun, an innocent portrayal of youth + very true to life re: being a teen in America / prolly anywhere. I also strongly disagree with the MUBI member below me, and hold all of the movies Gondry has completely autered in the highest esteem
The idea is as simple, self-evident and strong as good ideas may sometimes be: a group of teenagers occupying a public bus on their way home from their last day of school, and, incidentally, demonstrating… read review