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Clueless critters

OUT NOW! THE FUTURE attempts to tug at your heartstrings, but only inspires vague pity in some and indifference.

As the day on which they can pick up their new cat from the shelter approaches, 30-somethings Sophie (July) and Jason (Linklater) begin to panic.

Their relationship, their careers (what little there is), their entire lives seem to depend on how they will fare as Paw-Paw’s adoptive parents, and they begin to question their very existence as individuals and as a couple.

But they’re old enough to know better than to make some of the rash decisions that follow, which makes you lose sympathy for them fast, unless their doe-eyed cluelessness can somehow ignite your protector instincts.

The Future | Directed by Miranda July (USA 2011) with Miranda July, Hamish Linklater. Starts October 27