The Truth About Thirtysomethings
It's been five years since Miranda July first made the full-length feature scene with
Me and You and Everyone We Know, which earned Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2005 and was deemed one of the five best movies of the decade by Roger Ebert. This year, July brings us
The Future, which she not only directs, but also wrote and stars in. The film depicts the deeply realistic underbelly of a relationship (think fear of commitment, rejection, abandonment, etc.) after a thirtysomething couple takes in a terminally ill cat named Paw Paw, who also serves as the film's narrator. With July at the helm, a sick kitty, and Jon Brion (
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) scoring the film, hipsters would likely be lining up already if it weren't the un-hip thing to do.