Film - The Future (2011)
When Sophie (Miranda July) and her boyfriend, Jason (Hamish Linklater), decide to adopt a stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves. The couple, both in their mid-30s, has a month to pick up the cat, Paw Paw (voiced by July), before it’s euthanized. Over this month, Sophie and Jason, who may already live in a state of relationship limbo, have to decide if they can commit. Amidst their unsatisfying jobs and too-small apartment, they start to drift away. Sophie reaches for another man. Jason reaches for another man, too, an old man named Joe (Joe Putterlik), and begins a friendship. Can they both learn what it takes to be together? This film continues our series highlighting women directors.