The Future 2011 R CC

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When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

Starring:
Hamish Linklater, Miranda July
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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The Future

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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy
Director Miranda July
Starring Hamish Linklater, Miranda July
Supporting actors David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik, Angela Trimbur, Mary Passeri, Ella, Kathleen Gati, Clement von Franckenstein, Tonita Castro, D.A. Sandoval, Mark Atteberry, Frank Langley, Erinn K. Williams, Oona Mekas, Ryker Baloun, Olivia Thiering, Taylor Cosgrove Scofield, Sara Rodier
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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And what is the DEAL with the CAT?
M. Jennifer Spengler
I usually try not to spoil movies, but this one made me so annoyed, I feel I must warn others not to waste their time on it.
Christa
At least I like art films that have some coherence.
Dennis Milam

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Thompson on November 13, 2013
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Anyone skilled in statistics will notice the bimodal distribution of reviews on this movie.

It is most expressly NOT a movie for people that need happy endings, or have trouble understanding symbolism. MOST of the movie does not take place in "reality." Pretty much the only "reality" exists at the beginning before Hamish stops time and at the end after he turns the tide and restarts time. Everything is a symbol for generation X/Y's lost souls.

If you can't tease apart the fact that the conversations are simply shorthand symbolism for people's secret feelings about themselves and inner thoughts during romantic interactions, then you will simply not get it.
Yes, Miranda's character is paralyzed with fear, lost at sea and morally bankrupt. That's an allegory for women in my generation. Yes, Hamish's character is an unstable wimp unable to really make a place for himself in a world that doesn't seem to need him. That's an allegory for men in my generation. Get with it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jerrica Lee on February 8, 2013
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I love Miranda July, and also Hamish Linklater. I loved 'You and Me and Everyone We Know', and was so excited when this came out. However, it was sad, depressing, disgusting, maddening, and hard to watch. I hoped there was a social statement of some type there when a cat died, but after reading every interview with Miranda I could find after this came out- there wasn't. It was just a matter-of-fact story about a very foolish girl who is influenced to the point of no return by the loose morals in today's society. Normally I keep all my movies, but this one I resold at a loss, because i knew i wouldn't watch it again.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cheryll Waldrop on December 23, 2012
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Horrible acting + horrible, unsympathetic characters + horrible message = Horrible film. This movie tries way too hard to deliver a meaningful message about meaninglessness.
Animal lovers be doubly warned. You will probably want to exact bodily harm upon the makers of this film upon viewing.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Luke Taggart on September 16, 2012
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The description of the movie should read something like: Two selfish 30 somethings decide they hate themselves and their life choices. Instead of following through with their obligations they decide to quit their lives and others suffer for their indulgence.

I truely felt mislead by the description for this movie. I am all for art house movies since they are usually the movies that change the business but this movie was just slow and plodding with characters I hoped would just hang themselves by the end but the only character to die was the only one worth saving.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Jennifer Spengler on January 18, 2013
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I consider myself an intelligent person with a quick-enough wit and an intellect with which to be reckoned. Well, I "reckon" I could be wrong... because I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what the heck this movie is about. There are no spoilers here... because there's nothing to spoil. Pretty much nothing happens at all. I cannot stand it when too much liberty is used with altering time and space with no real purpose except to perpetuate drama. Am I to believe that these characters are sane people? And what is the DEAL with the CAT? I admit I had to google for reviews and explanations of this movie to figure out whether someone had slipped me a hit or two of acid or whether I'd actually just watched a movie that had no real timeline, story, OR SENSE. Looks like I was sober the whole time... and that's more than I can say for Miranda July. Maybe I would enjoy the movie if I had some of what she obviously was having... This movie is boring, confusing, and frustrating. I hated this movie to the point that I stopped it eight minutes before it ended. I know, I know... I put up with it only to stop it eight minutes early? Well... yes... and somehow, I know I didn't miss anything.
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26 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Spunk Monkey on December 17, 2011
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So, my girlfriend had been feeling depressed, lying in bed, seasonal affective, etc., so I suggested that we watch the Miranda July film for which you are reading the review. Based on Miranda's other film, I thought this one would cheer her up. "I heard it has a cat as the film's narrator!" I pitched to her. You see, she loves cats and I knew she'd want to get out of bed and watch the movie with me if I mentioned it had a cat. I thought the film would be funny and sweet and and uplifting in a quirky, darkly comic way...big mistake. Big big big mistake. So the cat is terminally ill, and it is injured, and it has had a terrible life of loneliness, and it is in a cage the whole film. All that cat wants in the entire world is to be loved. Every time the cat appeared, and talked about how lonely it was, and how it wanted to be loved, my girlfriend started to cry. Well guess what folks? The annoying, unsympathetic hipster main characters never pick the cat up from the shelter and it is KILLED. My girlfriend practically went into hysterics, the tears pouring down her face. Sound like a good time? Are you depressed and want to get pushed over the edge? Want to see a suffering cat get betrayed and die? Then watch these miserable characters and a sad lonely cat who dies for the sins of vacuous hipsters. My girlfriend is still crying in the next room as I write this and the movie has been over for about fifteen minutes. Thanks for a terrible, depressing, lonely loveless cat killing evening. Also, the two main characters have the same hairstyle and it is distracting.
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