Richard Swersey (John Hawkes) is a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys who is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when the captivating and spontaneous Christine Jesperson (Miranda July) enters his life, he panics. Christine is an artist and ""Eldercab"" driver who vacillates between heartbreak and faith as she weaves together reality and the fantastical in her art and life. Meanwhile, Richard’s sons have no such hesitation. Life is not so oblique for Richard’s seven-year-old Robby, who is having an internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen year-old brother Peter, who is forced to be the ""impartial authority"" in a test of skill inflicted by classmates Heather and Rebecca…
Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know(2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker, and her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, (Scribner, 2007) won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In 2002 July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel). Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden she designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale, is on view in Union Square in New York for the summer of 2010. Raised in Berkeley, California, she currently… read more
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It's delicately imaginative and has its very own creative vision. Many films feel forced or go along with mainstream structures and storylines. Watching this is like entering into a world where people are less afraid to be themselves. Miranda July's refreshingly light and offbeat script is performed well with the actors, who seem to know what July is aiming for, if she is aiming for anything in particular at all.
While it had some endearing moments, I found myself think the same thought throughout the film: Is this film aware of how stupid it is? I'm fine with quirk, but real people don't act like this. If this was just a parody or satire, this would be fine. But it's obvious that July wants the characters to feel real and three-dimensional. Most of the time, they just don't. Nice poop joke, though.
Arguably the strangest study of artistic and parental anxiety since Eraserhead.
"Miranda July's new feature The Future revolves around a talking cat, a precocious little girl, a single father, a wise old man, and a hipster
Second viewing of this one which popped (pooped?) up on TV. I’d kind of forgotten it. I saw it at the cinema when it came out. I did appreciated aspects of it like its construction and stylised… read review
Un gran estudio sobre las relaciones en el siglo XXI, o, mejor dicho, sobre las relaciones invisibles, desapercibidas, que son comunes en estos tiempos de tecnología súper-avanzada, de velocidad a… read review