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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 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: We'll be forty in five years.
Jason: Uh. Forty is basically fifty and then after fifty, the rest is just... loose change.
Sophie: Loose change?
Jason: Like... not quite enough to get anything you really want.
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Written by Ryeland Allison
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[Courtesy of Silver Outlet Music America]
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Open for Interpretation
17 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was excitedly waiting for this film to appear in the cozy theater in my town. I really enjoyed Me and You and Everyone We Know. When I saw the trailer for The Future I thought the character Sophie is very similar to Christine in the previous film. The feeling of both films are very similar and I say that as a compliment; it gives Miranda July her own unique voice in film.

When I watched the film I regretted having seen the trailer, as it gave away a lot of the key points in the story. I think this is a very good film portraying relationships between couples. I could see a lot of symbols in the film pointing at the gender stereotypes everyone is affected by as being part of a patriarchal society. I like the concept of the cat representing the union of the two people, and how Miranda shows pets in relation to the other couples in the story to show whether or not their relationship survived/withstood time. I think this film provokes thoughts and is meant to make people reflect about their relationships with others. It shows that miscommunication, fear of confrontation, fear of being ourselves, is what breaks relationships. He cannot love her if he doesn't love himself. She cannot love him if she doesn't love herself. We can't have decent relationships when we're not being honest with ourselves. Being honest with another person, loving the other person, comes second to being honest and loving yourself.

I don't understand why this film has so many negative comments in the reviews. I truly enjoyed this and hope to see Miranda continue with more projects.


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