A Talking Cat!?! is not a movie for kids. As much as I want everyone to watch this movie, all parents should be warned against showing A Talking Cat!?! to children. It won’t scar them with swears and nudity, but they will be bored and disappointed. There is nothing for them in this movie.
The fact is, A Talking Cat!?! is not for anybody. Well, my opinion is A Talking Cat!?! is for nobody. Just because I say the word “fact” doesn’t make it a fact. But, man, who was the intended audience for this thing?
A talking animal does not make a kids movie make. Especially when the animal’s voice sounds like empty bottles of booze being thrown down a hole lined with güiros. There are no themes in this movie for kids to relate to. Did someone really think “what will a rich man do with himself once he’s retired” would appeal to children? Hell, it doesn’t apply to the 99 percent!
Kids can be pretty dumb, but you can’t phone in a plate of excrement and expect them to smile while they eat it.
Is A Talking Cat!?! a family movie? No! These are horrible families. The brother and sister in the film are amazingly cruel to each other, and their mother is no better. Everyone in this movie hates everyone around them. In the end, the titular cat doesn’t draw people together so much as it distracts them from their own petty bullshit for a few minutes.
Is it a movie for adults? No! There is a talking cat in it, shoddy sound, poor editing, terrible scripting, and La Cucaracha plays far too often. If an adult is concerned about learning how to swim to impress a girl, then they might like this movie. But if that’s the case, they probably have overarching personality issues that would keep them from enjoying A Talking Cat!?!
So who is this film for? The lazy and the cynical. This film capitalizes on people who read the title and think this would be great for their kids, and people like me who read the title and think “oh man, this is going to be so bad.”
How is this a business model for movies? You know you have to pay Eric Roberts in real money, right? Licensing the distribution of a large quantity of hastily filmed movies can’t be that lucrative, can it? And if it is, I’m free to voice anything you want. I’ve been working on a voice for a seal that saves arbor day. Give me a call.
In conclusion, do not show A Talking Cat!?! to children. But do show it to everyone else. It is an amazing train wreck of a film.