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      2015 1h 30m Drama Sci-Fi List
      87% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 72% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In a future where opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules try to hold on to their joy. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Advantageous transcends obvious budgetary limitations to pose thought-provoking questions about gender roles and family dynamics.

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      Leigh Kolb Bitch Media The film... features stunning cinematography, excellent acting, and beautiful writing (albeit sometimes heavy-handed, which I'd prefer to writing that does not attempt to say anything). Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online t's a small film that tackles a massive issue in a very vulnerable way, yielding a story about a mother's love, self-worth, and youth obsession. Rated: B+ Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Manohla Dargis New York Times A picture emerges that at times suggests a strange if alluring mash-up of "Stella Dallas" and Michel Foucault, with a smidgen of Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" and a hint of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." Jun 25, 2015 Full Review Jennifer Bisset CNET A small-budget gem, Advantageous is a film that sci-fi fans should tick off their list. Mar 21, 2023 Full Review Monisha Ravisetti CNET After the screen faded to black, I silently contemplated what I'd just witnessed, switched off my television and walked away with an odd new lens on what it means to be alive. Feb 7, 2023 Full Review Kathi Maio The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Advantageous is a quiet and affecting film that contains a good bit of (not too pointed) social commentary. But it is primarily a meditation on human identity and the delicate nature of familial relationships. Mar 11, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      KB B I thought it was really well done with an interesting premise. Then there was the non ending. It's like they couldn't come up with a decent ending so it just ended without little resolution. Therefore I took off a star. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review Fernando R "A maternal dilemma used as a hook for a mundane human quest." Awesome performances! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Jeffrey P Slow, uncaptivating, and melodramatic with notes of dystopia and sci-fi sprinkled throughout. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Tony K For a film format, it was pretty dry. Possibly coming up with this idea would have been a great episode for Black Mirror. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/27/23 Full Review georgan g Enjoyed this sci fi drama about social injustice. It shows how women have to put their children ahead of their own needs. Also, touches on friendship, family & how we all need fairness to succeed. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This was not for me. I'd had this in my Netflix queue for months and decided to watch it as one of the items, series or movie, I still had in my list before I shut down service as there's just not much there for me anymore. I found the pacing too slow, even for me, which is saying something as I really try to be patient and allow things to play out and develop the ideas a movie has. I was also confused and bored at times. I feel that there were points in the story line that weren't fleshed out nearly enough to clairfy their necessity. Performances were fine, though I felt the daughter's acting, especially her body language, was rather depressing. The movie also really only touched on sci-fi briefly. The change into 'Gwen 2.0' was more a matter of fitting an age group and race demographic than working on ideas in a purely science context. And the use of futuristic tech like hologram calls and voice activations are more like eventual IT developments we're headed towards in due time. This was something of a waste of some skilled actors, namely Jacqueline Kim and Jennifer Ehle. 2.6 stars Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      47% 37% Young Ones 89% 75% Aporia TRAILER for Aporia 54% 90% Clara TRAILER for Clara 83% 39% After We Leave 61% 54% Jonathan TRAILER for Jonathan Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In a future where opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules try to hold on to their joy.
      Jennifer Phang
      Bogdan George Apetri, Robert M. Chang, Sean Gillane, Taro Goto, Ken Jeong, Jacqueline Kim, Moon Molson, Theresa Navarro
      Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang
      Drama, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 29, 2016
      1h 30m
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