Miranda July has a way of making 90 minutes of incessant quirk feel like 30 years on a chain gang.
| Original Score: F
The film's main weakness is that that fragile frame doesn't always hold.
Provides plenty of material for July junkies as well as July detractors.
| Original Score: 2/4
Miranda July's quiet charisma is a kick. But after a promising beginning, The Future falters.
| Original Score: C
What a strange, trippy, touching movie The Future is.
| Original Score: 3/4
July is a provocative and honorably independent filmmaker, but given the meager rewards of investing our time, "The Future" wasn't worth the wait.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
At times - not all the time, just enough to notice - July gets it backward.
Miranda July's second feature is beguiling, quietly funny and finally very sad in a way that sneaks up on you before becoming clear as the Los Angeles skies beneath which it's set.
| Original Score: A-
Not everything about "The Future" works. But most of it does, in a quietly powerful way.
| Original Score: 4/5
Too ostentatiously whimsical to be much more than a weird curio.
Yes, it's creative and well done, but it finally left a bitter taste and I found it utterly depressing.
The Future is a drab dramedy about thirtysomethings flailing about for self-definition.
| Original Score: 2/5
The Future, July's coy and precious new film, is just oddball enough to be interesting, if not good.
| Original Score: B-
A heartbreaking journey of defeat and loss.
| Original Score: 3/5
You may have heard that a cat narrates "The Future" and, yes, that sounds like it would be deadly. But it isn't.
The writer/director/star is enchanted with herself. I hated the cat.
The actors are quite engaging, in their mopey way.
July likes her rhythms to shuffle, her beats to go long. She is the master of sideways portent - the small act with big ramifications.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
There are moments of clever invention and wry humor throughout the film, but Sophie and Jason are more insufferable by several degrees than anyone in "Me and You," which was far more grounded in recognizable human experience.
| Original Score: C+
Seeded in equal measure with playfulness and poignancy, The Future is a reflection on the accumulated burdens of generational anxiety, as filtered through a quasi-Dadaist, quasi-Absurdist sensibility.