In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

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Jennifer Phang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Kim ... Gwen
James Urbaniak ... Fisher
Freya Adams ... Gwen 2.0
Ken Jeong ... Han
Jennifer Ehle ... Isa Cryer
Samantha Kim Samantha Kim ... Jules
Troi Zee ... Amanda
Olivia Horton ... Sarai Malthus
Jennifer Ikeda ... Lily
Mercedes Griffeth ... Ginger
Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris ... Winnie Charles
Theresa Navarro Theresa Navarro ... Olivia de Santos
Rex Lee ... Drake (voice)
Jeanne Sakata ... Soon Yang (voice)
Joshua Kim Joshua Kim ... Josh
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In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

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Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Was first released as a 21 minute short, an episode on the PBS show "Futurestates" in 2012. See more »

Quotes

Gwen 2.0: What's wrong?
Jules: I don't really know why I'm alive.
Gwen 2.0: Doesn't matter. Whatever you do will be wonderful and worthwhile.
Jules: How do you know?
Gwen 2.0: I know because you're kind.
Jules: People say being kind is being weak.
Gwen 2.0: You're alive because of energy, and empathy. Your mother had so much of it inside of her, she needed to get it out. So she made you.
Jules: You're starting to sound like her.
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Connections

Edited from Futurestates: Advantageous (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

IL EST NÉ LE DIVIN ENFANT
First published by Romain Grosjean
Harmonies Composed and Arranged by Gabriel Fauré (1888)
Performed by Jacqueline Kim and Samantha Kim
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Missed opportunity.
4 January 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I saw there were a lot of ten star reviews for this one. That's what made me watch it. I should have known better. It's not a hidden gem, it's not a movie that I will remember. The overall idea was good though, there's clearly a good movie to be made with that story, but here I thought it missed that opportunity by being much too slow. A faster pace with a tiny bit of action could have been a better choice for Advantageous. At this pace I'm sure there will be fighting against sleep. The acting wasn't bad, the story wasn't bad, but the execution wasn't great, but that's only my opinion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Advantageous See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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