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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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Cast

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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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Neighbor Woman (as Diana Sandoval)
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Tree by Tree Canvasser
Frank Langley ...
T-Shirt Puppeteer
Erinn K. Williams ...
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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$568,366 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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Sophie: As Paw Paw: They came back, and they petted me, and I accidentally made the sound that means, I am cat, which is belonging to you. And upon making the sound, I felt it to be true. It was a warm type of feeling that would have been unwise to have outside at night, but it suddenly seemed that I would not be outside at night ever again.
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Boing Boing Boing
Written by Dom Massaro
Performed by Dom Massaro
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I'm not getting up, I'm changing position.
15 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The opening lines of Jason and Sophie is what this movie is all about. Sophie ask for some water because she thinks Jason is getting up and Jason states he is just changing position. Neither one gets the water, instead they play a game about mind control and stopping time.

I so truly enjoy movies that offer up great symbolism for the viewer to contemplate when the story is over. In my opinion the relationship between Jason and Sophie has been over for some time and as Paw Paw says in the opening "Have you ever been in the darkness? Then you know this is something not appropriate to talk about". Jason and Sophie have entered the darkness of their relationship and neither one is willing to talk about it. Paw Paw is their collective conscience speaking to them internally.

The remainder of this marvelous film is just showing how Jason deals with the reality and how Sophie deals with this reality. Sophie feels she needs to bury her inner child (thus the little girl digging the hole and trying to sleep in it) and jump into a full blown relationship with an older man. Sophie cannot do this and she crawls back into the womb of her relationship with Jason as symbolized by the yellow very stretchy tee shirt.

Jason on the other hand seeks a less stressful path but must deal with the inevitable change when he realized he cannot stop time and continue with Sophie otherwise everything else stops with it. Their relationship has stopped growing and Sophie has damaged it.

Sophie returns to find Jason resolved to the end of their love. Sophie goes to bed bringing us back to the darkness Paw Paw speaks of at the beginning of the movie while Jason stays in the light reading.


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