ⓘ The Future (film)

                                     

ⓘ The Future (film)

The Future is a 2011 German-American drama film written, directed by, and starring Miranda July. The Future made its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it was screened in the Premieres section. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

                                     

1. Plot

The story involves a couple in their mid-30s, Sophie Miranda July and Jason Hamish Linklater - whose relationship is on the rocks - and their plans to adopt an injured cat, Paw Paw. When the couple decides to adopt the stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, testing their faith in each other and themselves.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Oona Mekas as Sasha
  • Erinn K. Williams as Tammy
  • Isabella Acres as Gabriella
  • Mary Passeri as Animal shelter receptionist
  • Joe Putterlik as Joe
  • Kathleen Gati as Dr. Straus
  • David Warshofsky as Marshall
  • Hamish Linklater as Jason
  • Angela Trimbur as Dance studio receptionist
  • Miranda July as Sophie
                                     

3. Reception

The Future received generally positive reviews, holding a 71% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes; the consensus states "A dark and whimsical exploration of human existence that challenges viewers as much as it rewards them." On Metacritic, which uses an average of critics reviews, the film has a 67/100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

The film did not perform well at the box office, grossing only $568.290 domestically based on a $1 million budget.