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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.

Director:

Miranda July

Writer:

Miranda July
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hamish Linklater ... Jason
Miranda July ... Sophie / Voice of Paw-Paw
David Warshofsky ... Marshall
Isabella Acres ... Gabriella
Joe Putterlik Joe Putterlik ... Joe / Voice of The Moon
Angela Trimbur ... Dance Studio Receptionist
Mary Passeri ... Animal Shelter Receptionist
Ella Ella ... Real Cat
Kathleen Gati ... Dr. Straus
Clement von Franckenstein ... Alain First Solicitation
Tonita Castro ... Second Solicitation
D.A. Sandoval ... Neighbor Woman (as Diana Sandoval)
Mark Atteberry ... Tree by Tree Canvasser
Frank Langley Frank Langley ... T-Shirt Puppeteer
Erinn K. Williams ... Tammy
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Satisfaction See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,137, 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$568,366, 11 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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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Featured in Brows Held High: The Future (2012) See more »

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Curled Up
Written by Louis Yoelin
Performed by The Shmoogle Buggies
[Courtesy of Imaginary Friends Music Partners]
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very pleasantly surprised
13 August 2011 | by pattersonovskySee all my reviews

I went into this film with low expectations because it seemed as though it would be just another film full of contrived quirks and gratuitous plot twists meant to seem original, and while my husband is a full-force Miranda July fan, I can take or leave her work.

But I was floored by how good it was. Perhaps due in part to my lower expectations. But I thought it was touching and poignant - and very funny (the whole theater laughed out loud a few times). I cried at the beginning, and I cried (sobbed, really, while having to cover my mouth to mute myself) at the end. I really enjoyed July and Hamish Linklater; especially Linklater, who seemed like a more accessible character while July still bordered on the wide-eyed, "unique" indie-chick stereotype. Though she did break through that enough moments in the film for me to enjoy her character. The cat monologues that I had cringed at when I read about them prior to seeing the film actually worked quite well for me.

I don't think this is a movie I'll re-watch often in The Future, but it's definitely one I think people should see at least once or twice.


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