You and I

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"Love and desire... It gets complicated."
  • R
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 4.5  (2,418)

You and I is a 2011 drama film directed by Roland Joffé and starring Mischa Barton, Shantel VanSanten, and Anton Yelchin. The film is based on the novel t.A.T.u. Come Back by Aleksey Mitrofanov and follows the story of two teenage girls, Lana and Janie, who meet in Moscow and form an intense friendship that evolves into a romantic relationship.

Lana has travelled from her hometown in America to Moscow to meet her pen pal, Natasha, who is actually a member of the Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. After a series of mishaps, Lana ends up at a nightclub where she meets Janie, a Russian girl who is also a fan of t.A.T.u. Despite the language barrier, Lana and Janie bond over their shared love for the band and their mutual feelings of alienation, and quickly become inseparable.

Their relationship is tested when Lana's naivety leads her to unintentionally betray Janie's trust, and the two are forced to confront their insecurities and misunderstandings. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles including disapproving adults, cultural differences, and the pressures of fame and celebrity.

The movie explores themes of young love, identity, and self-discovery, as Lana and Janie navigate their emotions and try to figure out who they are and what they want. The characters are complex and flawed, and their interactions feel authentic and natural. The cinematography is stunning and captures the beauty and grittiness of Moscow, while the soundtrack features music from t.A.T.u. as well as original songs that add depth and emotion to the story.

Mischa Barton delivers a strong performance as Lana, capturing both her innocence and her inner turmoil as she struggles to navigate a new country and a new relationship. Shantel VanSanten is equally impressive as Janie, portraying her as a tough but vulnerable girl who is trying to find her place in the world. Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away in 2016, is also memorable in his supporting role as Ed, a musician who becomes involved in Lana and Janie's lives.

Overall, You and I is a powerful and moving film that explores the complexities of young love and the challenges of finding oneself in a foreign world. The story is engaging and the characters are relatable, making it a must-watch for anyone who has ever felt lost or alone.

You and I is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

You and I
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    1 hr 40 min
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    4.5  (2,418)