• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Miranda July
    In Theaters:
    Jul 29, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 29, 2011
  • Roadside Attractions

Opening

—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
90% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25

Top Box Office

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20% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
48% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Let's Be Cops Aug 13
—— The Expendables 3 Aug 15

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—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
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75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

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29% Backpackers: Season 1
—— The Fosters: Season 2
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—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Seed: Season 2
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

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100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
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97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
86% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
76% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Future Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Miranda July has a way of making 90 minutes of incessant quirk feel like 30 years on a chain gang.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: F

August 31, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The film's main weakness is that that fragile frame doesn't always hold.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 26, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Provides plenty of material for July junkies as well as July detractors.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2011
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Miranda July's quiet charisma is a kick. But after a promising beginning, The Future falters.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: C

August 21, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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What a strange, trippy, touching movie The Future is.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 19, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July is a provocative and honorably independent filmmaker, but given the meager rewards of investing our time, "The Future" wasn't worth the wait.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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At times - not all the time, just enough to notice - July gets it backward.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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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.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

August 18, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Not everything about "The Future" works. But most of it does, in a quietly powerful way.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

August 18, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Too ostentatiously whimsical to be much more than a weird curio.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

August 17, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Yes, it's creative and well done, but it finally left a bitter taste and I found it utterly depressing.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 17, 2011
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

The Future is a drab dramedy about thirtysomethings flailing about for self-definition.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The Future, July's coy and precious new film, is just oddball enough to be interesting, if not good.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

August 12, 2011
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune

A heartbreaking journey of defeat and loss.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You may have heard that a cat narrates "The Future" and, yes, that sounds like it would be deadly. But it isn't.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2011
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

The writer/director/star is enchanted with herself. I hated the cat.

Full Review Source: FilmsInReview.com

August 11, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The actors are quite engaging, in their mopey way.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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July likes her rhythms to shuffle, her beats to go long. She is the master of sideways portent - the small act with big ramifications.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 11, 2011
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

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.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

August 11, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: 4/5

August 8, 2011
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