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Advantageous (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi | 23 June 2015 (USA)
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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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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
Jennifer Ikeda ... Lily
Mercedes Griffeth ... Ginger
Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris ... Winnie
Theresa Navarro Theresa Navarro ... Olivia
Rex Lee ... Drake (rumored)
Jeanne Sakata ... Soon Yang
Matthew Kim ... Ken
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Выгода See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gwen: [Hearing the sound of a woman crying in another apartment, Gwen goes to the room of her daughter, Jules, who can also hear the crying] Upstairs woman or downstairs woman?
Jules: [Jules stands up on bed and listens; then she puts her ear to floor and listens] Both.
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Edited from Futurestates: Advantageous (2012) See more »

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BELTRANE FROST
Written by Oil of Haemony (Aria Nadii)
Performed by Oil of Haemony (Aria Nadii)
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Fantastic Film
3 July 2015 | by locogringoSee all my reviews

I ran across Advantageous on Netflix after starting and stopping a couple of big budget movies. I will concede that I am a sucker for sci-fi, but this is more than sci-fi. It is a question about medical science and implications for humanity. It is also a question about the priorities of society and what poorly chosen ones can cost us. I can honestly say a film has not caught my attention and made me think this much in years. The strength of the film is obvious because it did not rely on elaborate special effects and action scenes to have an impact.

As one reviewer described it, the deliberate choice of everything - from color, to music, to lighting was so well thought out, it was truly watching moving artwork.

And yes, I used the word film to describe this work rather than movie. The two have a definite distinction.


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