From the look of the Cat Parson trailer this is one movie not to see on a first date but that aside it does look very very good!
Adapted from author Kristen Roupenian’s viral New Yorker short story of the same name. Cat Person offers a look at contemporary dating by focusing on college student Margot (Emilia Jones), who has a fling with an older man named Robert (Nicholas Braun) but soon gets suspicious about him. After Margot expresses regrets about her time spent with Robert — who had previously described himself as a cat person — her friend Taylor (Geraldine Viswanathan – excellent in the recent release ‘The Beanie Bubble’) asks if at least his pet felines were cute. “I never saw them,” Margot replies ominously as she begins to doubt how honest he’s been. So when Margot later concludes that, “One of us has to die” you know this is not going to end well for someone.
A razor-sharp exploration of the horrors of dating and an exploration of the gender divide, the quagmire of navigating modern dating and the dangerous projections we make in our minds about the person at the other end of our phones. Cat Person all stars Hope Davis, Fred Melamed, Isabella Rossellini, Christopher Shyer and Liza Koshy round out the cast and the film is directed by Susanna Fogel whose previous includes ‘Booksmart’ and ‘The Spy who Dumped Me’. Michelle Ashford that was adapted from Roupenian’s debate-spurring 2017 story who also co-writes the script here. Having played at Sundance Film Festival the film is said to be one that will prompt brisk discussion, debate and even anger amongst audiences.
Set for a 6th October release in the US with a UK date to be confirmed
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Here’s the Cat Person trailer…..