The Future 2011 R CC

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(80) IMDb 6.1/10
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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
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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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6 of 7 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 7 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen S. Hansen on February 18, 2013
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This movie left me with a feeling of utter and complete futility. If this was the point of the film, it was a roaring success. It certainly is not the kind of thing I would have chosen to watch, had I known.
Spoiler Alert:
The cat dies one day before they finally get around to picking him up... one day too late, due to their aimless, self-absorbed, meandering, meaningless, empty "activities."
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cuthbert J. Twiddle on June 14, 2013
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I'm a big fan of independent cinema but I can't recall in 60 years of movie-going when I've been so glad to see a film end! Think of the most boring, self absorbed people you've ever encountered in your life and they will be surpassed by these three main characters. The whole thing is quite simply insufferable! The great Roger Ebert said of Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny" that he would rather watch his own colonoscopy that sit through that disaster again. That's the same way I feel about "The Future"!
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14 of 19 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deetie on April 20, 2013
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This movie is listed under "Comedy" and I saw nothing funny in it at all. I did not "get" this movie, perhaps that I why I don't like it. I saw two narcissistic people deciding to do whatever they pleased after adopting a sick cat and learning that they couldn't have it for a month.

The man does a little better than the woman, but not by much. I would liked to have known it was and "indie" film, since I tend to avoid those.

I would've rated it 2 stars, but for the ending, but I suppose the ending was really the point of the movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike on September 17, 2012
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I wanted to punch everyone in this movie in the face: The main characters, all the extras, paw-paw, and I guess shirt-shirt as well. At times I was confused as to who the male/female main character was, as they had same haircut and body frame. From watching the trailer I had somewhat higher expectations, things could have been more interesting, but they just drag on, and on, and on. I vision Miranda July and Hamish Linklater working at Starbucks, not in theatrics.
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