Everyone Else

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 6.7  (3,946)
  • 71

Everyone Else is a German drama film released in 2009. The movie was directed by Maren Ade and stars Lars Eidinger, Birgit Minichmayr, and Hans-Jochen Wagner. It portrays the complicated and fragile relationship between a young couple named Gitti and Chris. The movie starts with Gitti and Chris traveling to his family's vacation home in Sardinia, Italy. Gitti is an energetic and free-spirited woman who is a bit unconventional, while Chris is more reserved and traditional. Though they are seemingly in love, it quickly becomes clear that there are issues in their relationship, and their emotional clashes grow more frequent as the film progresses.

Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr) is a music publicist who is confident and outspoken, but her behavior often belies her insecurities. Chris (Lars Eidinger) is a successful architect who is more reserved, introverted, and prone to withdrawing from situations to avoid conflict. Their insecurities and differences become apparent when they attend a barbeque hosted by Chris's work colleague.

The impasse in their relationship can be seen from this point forward. The party is a disaster for Gitti, who feels self-conscious and out of place among Chris's colleagues. During the party, Chris consistently avoids Gitti to make small talk with others, which only makes things worse for her. Gitti becomes increasingly withdrawn and visibly upset after a drunken Chris accuses her of making a scene. This episode demonstrates the chasms within their relationship, their contrasting personalities, and the separation between them as a couple.

Throughout the movie, the couple's emotions are tested as their difficulties escalate, and they find themselves struggling to communicate their love to one another. Gitti and Chris's dissimilarities are exacerbated when Gitti becomes resentful of Chris's authoritarian attitude and this rift becomes more pronounced after they meet another couple, Hans and Sana, at the beach.

The contrast between the relationship dynamics of Gitti and Chris versus that of Hans and Sana is apparent as they spend time together during their stay on the island. Hans and Sana appear to be the ideal couple, with a more traditional relationship where Hans is the breadwinner and Sana is his supportive wife. This comparison causes Gitti to start questioning her own relationship with Chris and her future with him.

As Gitti and Chris's relationship falls apart, the viewer can see the depth of their true feelings for each other. Their bond is strong enough to survive external pressures, with the couple coming back together for moments of genuine affection, humor, and intimacy.

The movie ends on a hopeful note as Gitti and Chris are reminded of their love by a memorable performance by Gitti at a music concert. They share a tender kiss, and it is evident that the couple's relationship will continue to endure their differences, insecurities, and conflicts.

In conclusion, "Everyone Else" is an emotionally powerful and intimate film about the challenges of a romantic relationship. The movie is rich in details and realism, and it provides a realistic look at a relationship's ebbs and flows. It perfectly captures the struggles of love and the dynamics between two people who are different, but deeply connected. It is a poignant portrayal of the complexities of love, life, and how much we are willing to sacrifice for those we care about.

Everyone Else is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 71.

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    6.7  (3,946)
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