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The Tomorrow Man
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNoble Jones
Written byNoble Jones
Produced by
CinematographyNoble Jones
Edited byZimo Huang
Music byPaul Leonard-Morgan
Distributed by
Release dates
  • January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30) (Sundance)
  • May 22, 2019 (2019-05-22) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$354,103[2]

The Tomorrow Man is a 2019 American drama film written and directed by Noble Jones, in his directorial debut.[3] It stars John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, and Eve Harlow. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2019, and was released in the United States on May 22, 2019, by Bleecker Street.



While preparing for the apocalypse, a man meets and falls in love with a woman at the grocery store.





The film shot around Rochester, New York, Lithgow's hometown, for about six weeks in August and September 2017.[4]



The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2019.[5][6] Prior to this, Bleecker Street acquired distribution rights to the film and set it for a May 22, 2019 release.[7][8] Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired international distribution rights to the film.[9]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 42% based on 57 reviews, with an average rating of 5.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are almost enough to save The Tomorrow Man, but their efforts are overwhelmed by a problematic story."[10] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 49 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[11]


  1. ^ a b "THE TOMORROW MAN". Stage6.
  2. ^ "The Tomorrow Man (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "An interview with Noble Jones, the director of The Tomorrow Man by Ben Cahlamer". Phoenix Film Festival. May 24, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  4. ^ Adam Chodak (September 27, 2017). "Lithgow filming wrapping up". RochesterFirst. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (November 28, 2018). "Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Tomorrow Man". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 17, 2019). "'The Tomorrow Man' Lands At Bleecker Street Ahead Of Sundance World Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Chitwood, Adam (March 27, 2019). "John Lithgow Is Obsessed with the Future in 'The Tomorrow Man' Trailer". Collider. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Lang, Brent (January 18, 2019). "Sundance: 'The Tomorrow Man' Foreign Rights Sell to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Tomorrow Man (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "The Tomorrow Man Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 9, 2020.