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In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
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Slant Magazine
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June 24, 2015

The dialogue is so disaffected it's as if humans were replicants even before going through the aforementioned twin-making procedure.
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The Young Folks
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July 22, 2015

...one of the best science-fiction films of this past year and further proof that female directors know how to deliver on genre films.
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AV Club
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June 25, 2015

As in a lot of good sci-fi, the movie is set in a particular world, but driven by the characters that inhabit it.
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Eye for Film
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February 04, 2015

As with the best science fiction, the technology of the future is used to explore the human condition of the present.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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June 25, 2015

Achieves much on a relatively meager budget (it has an impressive futuristic visual design), and the last half hour is so irresistibly creepy that it's sure to invoke discussion after the screening.
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Spirituality and Practice
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January 22, 2016

A thought-provoking sci-fi drama about parenting, education, the commodification of women's bodies, and female unemployment.
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New York Times
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June 25, 2015

A picture emerges that at times suggests a strange if alluring mash-up of "Stella Dallas" and Michel Foucault, with a smidgen of Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" and a hint of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."
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Mark Leeper's Reviews
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July 14, 2015

ADVANTAGEOUS is a science fiction film with a much higher budget for art direction than it has for special effects.
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New York Daily News
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June 24, 2015

You've seen enough movies to know it won't go as planned, but director Jennifer Phang's low-budget film is extraordinary in the sly way it dishes out the details.
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The Dissolve
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June 24, 2015

Advantageous makes a superb showcase for Kim, a hugely underrated and underutilized talent.
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Entertainment Weekly
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June 25, 2015

Unfortunately, the stilted script and portentous direction make Advantageous, a film written and directed by Asian-American women, a missed opportunity.
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Hollywood Reporter
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June 23, 2015

It's not hard to imagine it becoming cult viewing in places like Berkeley, the director's city of birth, or any college town or urban area with the right critical density of literature, film and women's studies majors who sometimes read Wired.
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