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Year
2011
Runtime
91 min.
Director
Miranda July
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Rating *
6.2
Votes *
5,880
Checks
1,042
Favs
56
Dislikes
39
Favs/checks
5.4% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. slackhead's avatar

    slackhead

    Squimingly (!) bad - as in it still makes me squirm several months after seeing it.

    Quirky art film that fails to be art or even quirky but is just irritating and unsufferably dull.
    5 years 11 months ago
  2. TheLastStop41's avatar

    TheLastStop41

    Even more unbearably awful than her 2005 debut. Garbage, garbage, garbage. 7 years ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It took Miranda July half a dozen years to make another film after You, Me and Everyone We Know, and in a sense, The Future is about why it took so long. It's really about waiting for your life to begin, a feeling not at all alien to people of my generation. The story follows a thirtysomething couple who realize they haven't really set themselves up to leave a mark on the world and give themselves a month to change their lives. They soon find you can't force it, that it might be too late after all. The symbol of all this is a found cat waiting for them to pick it up at the vet's, a heart-breaking voice played by Miranda herself (she's also the female half of the couple). At the center of the film is a magical moment where time literally stops, but while well-observed, offbeat and melancholy, the movie never really dismounts from that moment properly. I love the last scene's ambiguity, but there are some dodgy moments before we get there. 4 years 2 months ago
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