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      The Future

      R Released Jul 29, 2011 1h 31m Drama List
      72% Tomatometer 112 Reviews 54% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In Los Angeles, longtime lovers (Hamish Linklater, Miranda July) make radical changes in their lives after deciding to adopt a sickly stray cat. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A dark and whimsical exploration of human existence that challenges viewers as much as it rewards them.

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator Didn't get it. Might have got it if I'd concentrated more, but I lost the will. Readers, I'm not proud of this, but will say it anyhow: I was baffled. Aug 31, 2018 Full Review AV Club Rated: A- Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) Rated: 3/5 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Jason Adams My New Plaid Pants Somehow there is narration by a cat wearing a little cast on its leg and it is a beautiful and a heartbreaking thing Jan 14, 2022 Full Review Jordan M. Smith IONCINEMA.com The Future doesn't escape its shortcomings, but it is a surreal success non-the-less. July remains an indie icon, fearlessly pursuing her own visions. Rated: 3/5 Nov 19, 2020 Full Review CJ Sheu Critics at Large [T]he film is so distinctive and eloquent in style that ... [the two protagonists] are utterly compelling to watch as they relinquish their lives to fate and whimsy. Jun 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      isla s This is yet another quirky/weird indie film that I felt I didn't really 'get' at all. I wasn't especially bothered about (or interested in) the characters and I didn't feel compelled to keep watching, although there is something mildly intriguing about it at times. It features sort of space-y type music which leads me to believe that the film was made with hopes of being regarded as some sort of art-y symbolic film but it doesn't work for me. Plus, what is it with the distorted, almost sort of trippy-ish, the voice of a talking cat - what's that all about?!. Suffice to say, I can't say I felt entertained by it and I wouldn't recommend it, no. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Miranda July's idiosyncrasies and quirkiness are not quite enough to float this meandering movie about ... two characters meandering around trying to find meaning and not finding it. Johnny C had to bail. I gotta go. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member funny for a certain type of person, that person is not me. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I hated this movie. If you hated Weiner Dog, you will probably hate this movie even more like my husband and I did. I thought it was going to be a sweet, quirky movie about a cat who wonderfully changes a couple's lives. No, it is like the feel bad movie of the century. Plus, there are so many moments where nothing is happening; people are shuffling around. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the kind of arthouse film that makes one want to stick needles in their eyes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie looks nothing like how the future will really look. This movie was filled with nonsense and unwanted characters and scenes that could have been pulled from the film. From the opening scene with the sickly sounding "cat" (that we find out later in the film) to the talking moon and the unexpected and unneeded superpowers, makes this film thrown into the garbage. While the opening scene really made my face, look confused and curious the opening shot of the two main characters sitting in a green filtered room made me feel uncomfortable and nauseous. To add onto my uncomfortable feeling was the awkward and quirky acting that made no sense in the film at all. The film had no plot to it and didn't make sense to anything that it showed us. The cat that was talking about wanting to go to his/her new home made no sense in this film and could have been happily and easily cut out since the voice sounded grossly sick and most importantly, it didn't help the main characters story at all. The cat was just a random item the director threw in to fill up the movie time to make it longer. When the cheating happened, I thought this was the climax of the film and maybe it will turn around and interesting things will happen, but it didn't, it got weirder and weirder. She lived with the man she cheated with and nothing special happened between them. She was still the same quirky and awkward girl that did strange things and the man just wanted sex which seemed like that was what their relationship was based around, and also, he's in his 50s while she's in her 20s? Isn't that a little weird? Let's not forget the superpowers that made no sense. I didn't understand what he did in the very beginning of the film when he "freezes" her and why she was still talking to him when she was frozen. Was she pretending? His powers never get explained in the film which I would have liked for them to add some interesting things to it. What I didn't get is when he stopped her at night when she was going to tell him she was cheating. He stopped her for almost the same time he did in the beginning but three days didn't go by at that time. So, why did so many days go by the second time he did it at night? Was it because of the moon? Was it because it was at night? Also, what's with the moon? This was the first time we even heard about the moon talking to this guy so why put it in at the very end of the movie to leave us questioning it? It makes no sense. Like how the movie started us with questions, it ends with even more questions making us say, "this movie is not worth seeing". Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In Los Angeles, longtime lovers (Hamish Linklater, Miranda July) make radical changes in their lives after deciding to adopt a sickly stray cat.
      Director
      Miranda July
      Producer
      Gina Kwon, Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner
      Screenwriter
      Miranda July
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      GNK
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 29, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 29, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $568.4K
      Runtime
      1h 31m
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