The Future Reviews
There were some sincerely endearing and moving moments, mixed with quirk, pity and despair. That shouldn't necessarily be a negative; how many great pieces of art evoke whimsy, sadness, tears, hopelessness, fear for our future? This filmovie, however, left me fearful of the future of so called up-and-coming film artists. I struggled to realize a genuine point of contention between the two main characters (or the state of their lives), which is the fault of narration and direction. Atop this, there wasn't enough of a tipping point for me to realistically believe the after-climax narration. I understand that this "filmoive" was trying to deeply and critically analyze that point when adulthood becomes less of a choice and more of a fact of life, but it fails. Sizably.
something quite profound, but has no idea why.
The photography is very good and the dialogues are quite original. It's a movie that makes you think and surprises you several times.
Also, I felt bad for the cat.
(2011) The Future
Independent movie written, directed and starred Miranda July, she plays Sophie who happens to be the common law wife of Jason (Hamish Linklater), and one day they both decided to adopt an injured cat who is oddly narrating the story of the entire movie. Jason happens to quit his old job something to do with going online for an environmental one, while Sophie becomes more self conscious about her looks as she does specific dance moves on front of her 'Youtube' followers. It is then Sophie illicit an affair with a much older man named Jack who Jason corresponded with upon adopting the injured cat, who also jotted down his phone number for a picture his daughter had drawn. Marshall (David Warshofsky) is the older guy Sophie has affairs with just because she wanted to live in a house for a change instead of an apartment. All this means is that Jack apparently is also much more high maintenance than Jason who is conveniently single with a daughter. The movie is shallow for viewers are limited to know more or less of these characters topping it off a cat narrating the events of the story. I also think theirs supposed to be some kind of spiritual thing evolving from the movie which to me is nothing wrong involving Jack except that I didn't like care or anything.
2 out of 4 stars