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The Future (2011)

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

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Jason
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Sophie / Voice of Paw-Paw
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Marshall
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Gabriella
Joe Putterlik ...
Joe / Voice of The Moon
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Dance Studio Receptionist
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Animal Shelter Receptionist
Ella ...
Real Cat
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Dr. Straus
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Alain First Solicitation
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Second Solicitation
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Neighbor Woman (as Diana Sandoval)
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Tree by Tree Canvasser
Frank Langley ...
T-Shirt Puppeteer
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Tammy
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When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 August 2011 (France)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,137 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$568,366 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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Sophie: As Paw Paw: In the moment before it happened, I kept thinking, "But I'm theirs. I belong to them. "And then it happened. I died. Really. But even dead, I stayed in my cage, because I just couldn't believe it. I wasn't done waiting for them. Just let me wait forever, knowing they will one day come.
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Written by Ryeland Allison
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Artsy Fartsy But Good
10 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I quite enjoyed this film. Miranda July made a unique beautiful film. It has a lot of inexplainable situations which seem to ring home with many viewers. Her quirky style reminds me of "Lost In Translation". I loved the fact that there was never a dull moment in this. Paw Paw was the weirdest part to me. Still I felt as if he made the movie even more attractive in the synchronism of the characters. The dead pan style of the writer, actor and director (July)appealed to me in several ways. The pace slowed me as if I was also being controlled by the wave of a hand. Movies like this takes a special kind of viewer like someone who can tell the difference between Columbian and Jamaican coffee. Writing is almost poetic and ludicrous at the same time. I felt as if Woody Allen was reborn through her. If you like stuff like "Being John Malckovich" you will love this film. I must admit though that sometimes it seemed as if the writer just merged many concepts into a movie and left it up to us the audience to interpret it. Then again, the Beatles did the same thing with music. Hope you like it too.


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