This German import, from writer-director Maren Ade, made waves in the foreign-film world in 2010, but it struck me as a minor work. A navel-gazing mood piece with just enough Eurosex to keep you awake, Everyone Else follows a young couple on a Mediterranean vacation whose relationship comes to a tipping point. The couple was part of the problem for me – the male half (Lars Eidinger) was such a whiny, self-involved jerk that I spent most of the time wondering why the woman (Birgit Minichmayr) even wanted to stay. Still, there are some authentic moments as this charts the drip, drip, dripping dissolution of their romance. If the movie occasionally comes across as arch and self-conscious, it ultimately registers as raw and true.
Could only be more promising if it was written by Barton Fink