• 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

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The Future Reviews


AV Club
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Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

January 22, 2013

Miami Herald
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Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

January 22, 2013
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Not a crowd-pleaser by any measure, but a mature, bold and recklessly inquisitive film, however unpleasant it is to consume in the moment.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Miranda July may be a bit too weird for her own good. On the other hand, it is a glorious weird.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

September 2, 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
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
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
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
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The notion that both this movie and "Battle: Los Angeles" could come out of the same place, in the same year, is a startling tribute to the city.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 8, 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
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It can definitely grate on your nerves but, at best, it also gets into your mind, and sticks fast.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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At some point, we knew, this sui generis storyteller would return and grace us with another dose of her delightfully peculiar worldview. Now that The Future has become the present, July doesn't disappoint.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 5, 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
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This is worth seeing, but only if you think you can tolerate the precious voice-over narration from the couple's wounded cat, delivered by July in a high, scratchy voice.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 5, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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With wit and unsettling strangeness, "The Future" takes a sitcom premise - two skittish 35-year-olds adopting a sick and injured cat in order to tiptoe into the responsibilities of adulthood - and gives it a radical, otherworldly twist.

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

August 5, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The movie doesn't have much of a motor. But I like a lot of it, line to line, and I admire where we're left at the end.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Elements of Miranda July's "The Future'' are so patently bizarre that you might expect the film to collapse under the weight of its own whimsy. This is the July that enchants some moviegoers and has others reaching for strong liquor.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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On the surface, this film is an enchanting meditation. At its core is the hard steel of individuality.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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As she did in her striking 2005 debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, July creates a fluid cinematic universe...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

August 3, 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
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The whole film is so determinedly different it makes the sticky-sweet bits a little easier to bear.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Miranda July's rejection of traditional storytelling is valuable, but the common complaints that her work is mannered or twee are accurate.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 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
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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To appreciate "The Future," Miranda July's ingeniously constructed wonder cabinet of a movie, you may first have to pass through a stage of mild annoyance or even something more intense.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 28, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club
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The Future is full of amusing, lovely little moments that are just a degree removed from being too cute, whether July is being stalked by her favorite comfy shirt, or following a little girl's plan to sleep in a hole to its logical endpoint.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

July 28, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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As much intriguing material as The Future serves up from scene to scene, it ends up feeling frustratingly slight.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 27, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The mood of this movie will brew with you for a while, even if it swirls around characters who aren't quite persuasive.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2011
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Sophie's (or is it July's?) coy narcissism becomes a criticism of itself, and her "sadness" turns into something truly sad. In short, I have seen The Future and it's heartbreaking.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 26, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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July is working as hard as any artist alive to find new forms to express the dread of formlessness.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 24, 2011
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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This wonderfully whimsical examination into the fear of cosmic insignificance is so deeply touching and honest (think Ikiru starring Silver Lake hipsters) you just might need a stiff drink afterward.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 14, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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The film's gentle humor and imaginative digressions won me over, saying things that other works of fiction say all the time, but saying them in a creative way.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

February 4, 2011
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