Me Without You

Synopsis: Growing up in the 1970s on the Isle of Wight, Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For the troubled, unpredictable Marina, with her seemingly glamorous father and her Valium-addicted mother, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self-destruction. Meanwhile, Holly buries herself in books out of feelings of frustration with her over-protective mother and a nagging insecurity around her beautiful and possessive best friend. She holds just one secret from Marina, her increasing passion for Marina's brother Nat. As the years roll by, the girls experience everything life has to offer, sex, love, loss and rock 'n roll. But eventually for Holly, a friendship which has never been equal gradually begins to feel like a trap.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Sandra Goldbacher
Production: Independent Distribution Partn
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Take a step forward.

And another one.

And another.

Now lift your right leg up.


What's the matter, Holly?

Don't you trust me?

Now hop.

Hey, Nat.

Want to try it?

Oh, please? Come on.

Can I put my foot down now?

Marina, very funny.

Marina, fucking come back! Marina!

Stick your bum up more, Holly.


What the bloody hell's going on

in here?

Get that muck off your face!

You look like a clown!

See you later.


Sorry, darling.

I've got such a bloody migraine.

I'm in exile.

I'd go in quietly if I were you.

-Darling, how can you see in this light?

-What was your honeymoon like?


Oh, well...'s not like it is in books.

Grandma says it's like being

their lavatory.

Marina's mother's madly in love

with Marina's father.

Honestly, that woman.

She would be.

It's better not to expect too much.

That's why you need to work hard.

What is that on your fingernails?

-Marina wears it.

-Well, it looks silly on you.

Some people are pretty people

and some people are clever people...

...which is more important than looks.

Marina's mother was a croupier

in a nightclub.

Oh, for God's sake, darling, I know.

You're a gorgeous girl, darling.

Don't eat too many chocs though.

You're getting porky thighs.

"Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet."

It's Gorgeous Morgeous.

Come on, Holl. Snuggle down.

G and T? Ciggie?

Walnut whip? Valium?

You're such a skinny twiglet.

Isn't she lucky, Marina?

-Marina's my little piggy.

-Go on, Mum. Show Holly. Please?

Oh, all right then.

Now, girls.

Teeth, tits, tummy. Here we go.

Your dad lost a wad that first night.

Mum, is Dad not going to live here


Daddy likes to come and go.

He's a free spirit.

Which means we just aren't

good enough for him, apparently.



Holly and Marina equals Harina.

We two are one in Harina.




Now we'll always be together in Harina.

-Who's the sexiest princess in the world?


I couldn't stay away

from my beautiful baby, could l?

I'm so bored.

I'm so bored I can hardly speak.

-I'm so bored I could kill myself.

-I'm too bored to kill myself.

Dye your hair, Holly.

You look like a virgin.

-I am a virgin.

-Yeah, but you don't need to broadcast it.

Jesus Christ.

-Are my legs thinner than yours?


-Yeah, but yours are hairier.

-Jews are hairier.

I wish I was Jewish.

-I hate being young.

-I hate being a virgin.

It's gotta reach them on stage.

That's better.

We've gotta make something happen.

I mean everyone's having a brilliant time

except us.

Even Linda goes to key parties.

-What are key parties?

-Oh, Christ, Holly. You're so naive.

Nat's coming back tomorrow.

Love is a universal migraine.

Love is a universal migraine.

Symptoms of true love are leanness,


...Iaggard dawns.

-My favorite. Aida.

-It's not Aida. It's Trovatore.

Really, my dove?

It's quite all right

if you want to think so.

Don't have a heart attack.

May I please leave the table?

-Are you going up to do some revision?


Oh, what have I said now?

I always seem to have done something.

No, Max. No, don't eat

any more of that cheese.

You're obese,

and she looks like a Belsen victim.

-Aqua Marina, the joy of Cortina.

-Hello, Mister Rossman.

-Happy Shabbat thingy.

-Happy Shabbat thingy to you too.

Holl! Holl!

-Hello, Mrs. Rossman.

-What a fabulous outfit.

Aren't you a character?

Mind you, you've got the looks

to carry it off.

You make us feel so mousy.

Doesn't she, Holly?

Yes, Judith.

Well, I'll leave you two together.


-Nice pajamas.

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