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MOLLI & MAX IN THE FUTURE Review – A nice little slice of life

Director: Michael Lukk Litwak
Starring: Zosia Mamet, Aristotle Athari, Erin Darke, and Okieriete Onaodowan.
Movie Length: 1 hour 33 minutes

What it’s about: the movie is a sci-fi rom-com about a guy and girl who cross each other’s paths in various stages over 12 years of their lives. 

What Corey thought: I really enjoyed this movie. It was light-hearted, futuristic and funny. The two leads, Mamet and Athari had great chemistry together and really sold the idea that something like this in the future was very plausible if not a certainty.  I’m familiar with Zosia’s work having been a fan of hers for some time. She always seems to play an energetic and interesting character and I found Aristotle Athari to be the perfect compliment to her. While it’s a romantic comedy at its core it’s clearly a movie about relationships, life and how they both quickly evolve and pass in the blink of an eye. 

I really enjoyed how much the pair seemed to have changed each time they ran into each other. Yet, somehow, they were always able to pick up right where they left off like old friends. That’s one of the wonderful qualities of being human I think. Thirty years may pass but when two people reconnect, especially friends, it can seem like only seconds. Almost as if no time had passed at all. It’s fascinating really! While there were bits of emotional dialogue the director did a good job of really balancing it all out with humor and a very almost innocent sensibility. At some point I think you come to realize these random encounters were really just fate at work. I think that is truly what the movie is about too. If fate is to have its way and it’s meant to be it’s more likely than not two people will find themselves together again even when their trajectories seem to be set in polar opposite directions. Overall, the movie is a nice little slice of life and one you don’t really have to think too deeply about even though the material is there if you choose to. I believe it was Horace Walpole who said “This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.” Regardless, this simple and genuine little film might be a glimpse into the future of relationships and people and if that’s true, that’s ok with me! 

My rating – 8/10 Great!!  

Molli and Max in the Future is in select theaters now and will be available via VOD services on March 22nd.


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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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