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The Future (2011)

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The Future is a movie starring Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, and David Warshofsky. 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 overview, first billed only:
... Jason
... Sophie / Voice of Paw-Paw
... Marshall
... Gabriella
Joe Putterlik ... Joe / Voice of The Moon
... Dance Studio Receptionist
... Animal Shelter Receptionist
Ella ... Real Cat
... Dr. Straus
... Alain First Solicitation
... Second Solicitation
... Neighbor Woman (as Diana Sandoval)
... Tree by Tree Canvasser
Frank Langley ... T-Shirt Puppeteer
... 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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,137, 31 July 2011, Limited Release

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$568,366, 11 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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Booty
Written by Ryeland Allison
Performed by Ryeland Allison
[Courtesy of Silver Outlet Music America]
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very pleasantly surprised
13 August 2011 | by See 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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