Future Weather 2013 NR CC

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Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teen conservationist becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to learn to trust each other as they leap into the unknown.

Starring:
Perla Haney-Jardine, Lili Taylor
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Jenny Deller
Starring Perla Haney-Jardine, Lili Taylor
Supporting actors Amy Madigan, Marin Ireland, William Sadler, Anubhav Jain, Jenny Dare Paulin, Michael Porter, Moriah Cebollero, Marc Forget, Jessica Hoffman, Marlena Kalm, Jennifer Layne Park, Peter Patrikios, Ernesto Rosas, Meredith Riley Stewart, Ellis Walding, Patrick Welsh, Cheryl Williams
Studio Virgil Films and Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format: DVD
I had never heard of the indie "Future Weather" by first time writer/director Jenny Deller before sitting down to watch it. And this lack of expectation probably served me well. A very small picture, "Future Weather" paints a vivid portrait of small town life, a girl's search for purpose, and the restructuring of a fractured family. With strong supporting turns from Lili Taylor and Amy Madigan (one of my choices for the most underrated actress ever), the movie is both smart and grounded. But what makes this effort stand out has got to be its young star, Perla Haney-Jardine. Front and center in almost every scene, Haney-Jardine creates a truly original protagonist. Her character, Lauduree, is not the typical representation of teen angst that you've seen a dozen time before. Instead, she plays the savvy outsider. Instead of confronting the difficulties in her personal life, she chooses instead to focus on a myriad of ecological concerns. But in many ways, this obsession stands as both a metaphor for her troubles and a defense mechanism against the emotional unpleasantness of her upbringing.

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As the movie opens, Lauduree has just been abandoned by her mother (Marin Ireland) who goes to Hollywood to pursue her dreams. With limited provisions, it is her mother's wishes that she turn to her grandmother (Madigan) for support. Lauduree, however, tries to go it alone. She acts as if everything is perfectly normal and throws herself into her environmental experiments. She is wary of others, nor is she particularly nice, and this standoffishness keeps her in isolation. Soon, though, the cracks start showing and her secret will be exposed. Very subtly, people start coming into her life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Man VINE VOICE on April 21, 2013
Format: DVD
"Future Weather" finds a bright young girl trying to spread the word about climate change while her personal world is collapsing. Launduree (Perla Haney-Jardine), age 13, is forever trying to inform her rural Illinois community about the dangers of global warning. She plants trees wherever possible and lectures her best friend about the importance of mussels to the marine environment.

One day she comes home to her trailer park to find a note from her single mom (Marin Ireland) saying she has gone off to Hollywood to follow her dream of being a makeup artist to the stars. All she leaves behind is $50. Still, Launduree clings to her home and a school carbon dioxide experiement. But her grandmother (Amy Madigan) has other plans. Thrust together, they learn to trust each other in the face of an uncertain future.

The film works best as a character study of a youngster too intelligent for her environment and Ms. Hanley-Jardine does an admirable job anchoring the movie. Ms. Madigan as a hard-working, hard-drinking blue-collar woman overcomes the stereotypical aspects of the role. The picture calls attention not only to climate change, but also to the concern of the young about the planet they will inherit.

Bonus features include deleted scenes and the short film, "Save the Future."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By originalwit on April 11, 2014
Format: DVD
Full plot outlines are easy to come by in other reviews here or elsewhere. I want to review this film strictly to tell you it's worth your time to see an actress at the top of her game. From Amy Madigan's first frame, she's riveting. People talk about roles where all of an actor's personal vanity is dropped. This is one of those. You will not catch her acting; she even *thinks* in character.

I have a deep appreciation for anyone who spends decades honing their skill in any field. Their mastery is a gift for the rest of us. I will be far from the first person to lament the absence of roles in filmdom for older people, especially actresses. It's a damn shame when the best far too often have to sit out on the sidelines. I am oh so happy to say Amy Madigan is not going quietly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SanDiegoJesse on July 7, 2014
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Sweet film. I didn't expect much from it when I chose it, but was quite surprised. Enjoyed the female cast a great deal, especially the protagonist. Refreshing change to see a film without violence, car crashes, nudity, profanity, etc. And nice to see a movie about women just trying to live their lives.
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