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

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Raphael Abraham
Financial Times

July, who gave us the lovably odd Me and You and Everyone We Know, has layered on so much self-conscious whimsy - monologues from the cat, dialogues with the moon and other dashes of magical realism - that the central drama struggles to be heard.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2011
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Miranda July takes the twee and cute thing WAY too far this time

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

January 10, 2013
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

A combination of morbid self-absorption and playful quirk, The Future manages to botch both aspects.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 24, 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
Victoria Alexander

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

Full Review Source: FilmsInReview.com

August 11, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Overly precious poetic examination of a couple's eccentric attempts to evolve their lives will appeal to a rarified few.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 5, 2011
Brian Orndorf

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
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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A T-shirt creeps around on its own, a little girl likes being buried neck-deep in the backyard. Whatevs.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A talking cat and moon and a restless T-shirt distract from the story, creating what July intends as interesting textures but instead come across as a form of vandalism.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 7, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I find her movies passively amusing, but not particularly deep or memorable.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

August 4, 2011
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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July, with her Chaplin eyes, perhaps knows too well how to play earnest and smart. But "The Future" feels progressively less adorned, even as it grows more magical.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a quirky little film with some humorous little touches, but what its author is trying to say is murky and its protagonist engenders no sympathy, in fact the opposite. The cult of July can continue without me.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

April 28, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Kooky indie experimental film that might have something intelligent to say about leading a weird life, but was such a tiresome watch that it turned me off.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 9, 2011
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

January 22, 2013
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Parece apenas interessado em lançar o meme dos "Lolcatz" como gênero cinematográfico.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 1/5

April 25, 2013
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
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the suffocatingly nonsensical atmosphere [ensures] that even July's fans will be left scratching their heads on an progressively frequent basis.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 7, 2011
Shawn Levy

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

Nobody but July could have made a film so defiantly insufferable.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2011
Maggie Coughlan
Paste Magazine
January 22, 2013
Brent Simon
January 22, 2013
Sean Axmaker
House Next Door
January 22, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
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