The Future

the future

I’m not sure how I forgot to mention this in Bits Of My Weekend, but my brain is all over the place right now, so, you know. On Saturday night we saw The Future at the ArcLight (I want to see every movie there now), followed by a Q&A with Miranda July and Hamish Linklater. Jessica is the one who tipped me off to this, and I’m SO glad she did. I actually had to BEG Will to come with me because he hates going to the movies, and ended up dragging his reluctant ass into the car to get there after a long day of work for him. The film ended and he turned to me and said, “That was the best movie I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for making me come.” Score! I was jazzed. But it was true, the movie was amazing, the music was amazing (Jon Brion! I had no idea), everything was amazing. And then made even more amazing (so many amazings in this post) by seeing her talk afterward, which helped me separate her as a real person from her character. Although people asked the dumbest questions that made me squirm in my seat (the guy who lead the questions asked her to talk about the gender reversal of the cheating and betrayal that happened in the movie. As if only men cheat and betray? What does that even MEAN?!). Will also said that the movie made him love Wendy more and accept her issues after living in a vet clinic for six months. Which is so adorable it destroys me. Anyway, I can’t recommend it enough, and Miranda even gave out these rad buttons that I will cherish forever because I’m a dork like that.