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Michel Gondry's Cannes Entry 'The We and the I' Coming to Theaters in March

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 19, 2012 at 5:47PM

Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes.
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The We and the I

Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes. When the film comes out in New York March 8 and Los Angeles March 22 courtesy of Paladin, it may find its audience. "The We and the I" was was shot mostly on a bus, using non-actors from an after school arts program in the Bronx; they play themselves within the confines of a playful script.
 
The Playlist called the film "a testing, patronizing let-down." The director, who is best known for "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," spoke with Indiewire at Cannes.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.