DirectorMiranda July Initial DVD releaseNovember 29, 2011 (USA) Duration CountryGermany
Release dateJanuary 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) (Sundance Film Festival)
July 29, 2011 (2011-07-29) (United States)
October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27) (Germany) CastMiranda July (Sophie / Voice of Paw-Paw), Hamish Linklater (Jason), David Warshofsky (Marshall), Isabella Acres (Gabriella) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, The Avengers, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen
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The Future is a 2011 German-American drama film written, directed by, and starring Miranda July. The Future made its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it was screened in the Premieres section. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
The story involves a couple in their mid-30s, Sophie (Miranda July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater)—whose relationship is on the rocks—and their plans to adopt an injured cat, Paw Paw. When the couple decides to adopt the stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Miranda July as Sophie
Hamish Linklater as Jason
David Warshofsky as Marshall
Isabella Acres as Gabriella
Joe Putterlik as Joe
Angela Trimbur as Dance studio receptionist
Mary Passeri as Animal shelter receptionist
Kathleen Gati as Dr. Straus
Erinn K. Williams as Tammy
Oona Mekas as Sasha
The Future was born as a performance piece July had staged at The Kitchen, among other venues, in 2007.
The Future received generally positive reviews, holding a 71% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes; the consensus states "A dark and whimsical exploration of human existence that challenges viewers as much as it rewards them." On Metacritic, which uses an average of critics' reviews, the film has a 67/100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The film didn't perform very well in the box office, grossing only $568,290 domestically based on a $1 million budget.