Me and You and Everyone We Know

Watched Me and You and Everyone We Know last night, and thought it was terrible terrible terrible. Apparantly writer/director/star Miranda July is a big deal, but I just don’t get it. I assumed the GCSE-level artist she played in the film was a joke, but apparently that’s what she’s really like.

Am I missing something here? Is it more than self-indulgent pretentious twaddle? I know that her book Nobody Belongs Here More Than You is meant to be pretty good (the website for it is brilliant - thanks for the tip Michael), and she’s tight with Dave Eggers (who veers ever-so closely towards the self-indulgent pretentious twaddle line all the time), but really, what’s the big deal?