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The Tomorrow Man (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2 August 2019 (Sweden)
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Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.


Noble Jones (as Noble Lincoln Jones)


Noble Jones
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Ed
Blythe Danner ... Ronnie
Derek Cecil ... Brian
Katie Aselton ... Janet
Sophie Thatcher ... Jeanine
Eve Harlow ... Tina
Wendy Makkena ... Beverly St. Michaels
Isabelle Boni Isabelle Boni ... Maggie
Shawn M. Essler Shawn M. Essler ... Young Man (as Shawn Essler)
Andrew Gonsalves Andrew Gonsalves ... Singing Soccer Player #1
Ben Kruger Ben Kruger ... Singing Soccer Player #2
Anthony Lafornara Anthony Lafornara ... Check Out Boy
Jeff Moon Jeff Moon ... Doctor
Richard Fike ... Stunt Coordinator / Armorer
Dennis Kleinman ... British Narrator (voice)


Two people in a small American town - one who spends his life preparing for a disaster which may never come. and the other spending time shopping for things she may never use - will try to find love whilst not trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.

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Experience 2019's First Great Romantic Comedy for Grown-Ups!


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


John Lithgow was born in Rochester, NY, where most of the movie was filmed. See more »


Ed gives Ronnie a flower bouquet composed of red flowers, which subsequently becomes a bouquet with white and yellow flowers. See more »


[first lines]
Ed: [talking to his son on the phone] What I'm saying is that it's more than what it seems, that's all. Much more.
Ed: People don't know, because they're too busy with their game shows and football and silliness to take the time to look and read and figure it all out. Who is it that said, "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see"? These are interesting times we're living in. That's another saying. Chinese. Actually, it's a curse. All you have to do is look and learn to connect...
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Written by Willis Alan Ramsey
Performed by Captain & Tennille
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30 July 2019 | by js-66130See all my reviews

Sap alert: yes this is a geriatric romance of the old fashioned variety, but it has enough little detours to make it work. The exceptional acting from John Lithgow and Blythe Danner doesn't hurt.

As an aging, secretive survivalist know it all, Ed spends most of his time on conspiracy internet boards, that is until he spies Ronnie at the local grocery store. Courting ensues, with all the magic and hurdles that come with any relationship.

Turns out there's more than one secret to be revealed which threatens a future for these lonely souls, and though the plot line is paint by numbers, there's a sweet innocence that saves this film. A bit of an unexpected ending helps wrap the whole thing up with a lovely bow.

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Release Date:

2 August 2019 (Sweden) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lyons, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,281, 26 May 2019

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