The Future is about a mid-thirties couple who decide to adopt a cat, and the responsibility of caring for a creature for a long time changes their perspective of where they are.
So first things first, the trailer makes me think I’m not nearly cool enough to enjoy this film. What’s a cool person drink? Zema? Is that how you spell it? Am I that much less cool now that I’ve mentioned it?
Anyways, a man and woman who are both 35 decide to adopt a cat, but they thought that the cat would only live 6 months, so it wouldn’t be a big commitment. Then they find out the cat could live 5 years. Which would make them 40 when it dies. They’re both morons, clearly, since I can tell you how old I’d be in 5 years without a cat. (holy sh*t. I’m gonna be 80? I’ve never even touched a boob. I’m TOO YOUNG TO DIE)
Wait, I’m not gonna be 80. How old will I… DOES ANYONE HAVE A CAT?
Oh, and they go through a sort of early midlife crisis.
Miranda July is the star, writer and director of The Future. She’s a bit of an indie darling, so it’s okay if you haven’t heard of her before. Only cool people like me, drinking our Zemas, would have heard of her.
Oh, I just Googled it, and it’s Zima. Well, it’s what dudes like me drink. Cause we’re hip. Hip cats.
And Miranda July also wrote/directed Me and You and Everyone We Know, which you would know if you were drinking… Zima.
The Future Trailer
I can’t embed it yet, but you can see it here.
Movie Release Date
July 26, 2011. Limited release for the foreseeable… FUTURE.
Who’s In It?
Miranda July … Sophie/Voice of Paw-Paw
Hamish Linklater … Jason
David Warshofsky … Marshall
Isabella Acres … Gabriella
Joe Putterlik … Joe
Angela Trimbur … Dance Studio Receptionist
Mary Passeri … Animal Shelter Receptionist
Kathleen Gati … Dr. Straus
Clement von Franckenstein … Alain First Solicitation
Tonita Castro … Second Solicitation
Diana Sandoval … Neighbor Woman
Mark Atteberry … Tree by Tree Canvasser
Frank Langley … T-Shirt Puppeteer
Erinn K. Williams … Tammy
Oona Mekas … Sasha
Ryker Baloun … Barry at 3
Olivia Thiering … Carrie at 3
Taylor Cosgrove Scofield … Barry at 10
Sara Rodier … Carrie at 10
Brittney Hewitt … Carrie at 15
Matthew Dunn … Barry at 15
Bru Muller … Barry at 35
Aubree Knecht … Carrie at 35
Samantha Milazzo … Jayleen
Andy Forrest … Last Solicitation
What’s Good About It?
The trailer actually doesn’t look half bad, and I really like Miranda’s hair.
What’s Bad About It?
The dude has the same hair. Uhh… Does this mean I’m gay. Hold that thought. I’m finishing my Zima.
Our Clever Prediction
No doubt it’ll be a cult classic for people in their mid-thirties who haven’t grown up and gotten a real job yet. Otherwise, no one is going to see it.