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HD   NR Closed Captioning

Jennifer Phang

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About the Movie

In a metropolis in the near future, Gwen Koh, a beautiful woman full of poise and grace, works as the spokesperson for the Center for Advanced Health and Living, a company that offers a radical new technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when a shift in company priorities threatens her job and her family, will Gwen undergo the procedure herself?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 15
  • Fresh: 12
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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." – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 25, 2015

Rotten: Unfortunately, the stilted script and portentous direction make Advantageous, a film written and directed by Asian-American women, a missed opportunity. – Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 25, 2015

Fresh: 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. – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 23, 2015

Fresh: From its arresting first scenes, Phang's film is as much about why? as it is what next? – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Jun 23, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Exceptional subject matter

This movie is an exquisite piece of art.


Really enjoyed movie; however, the emphasis our society places on youth and beauty, brought the story line to the present.


A thoughtful story on how a future, where appearance trumps everything, might look and feel.

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