Trent is a man out of place in A Talking Cat!?! He’s a sensitive boy who likes to go for long walks and is handy around the house. He’s basically a generic dating profile. He also has a slamming body. What? David DeCoteau doesn’t cast guys unless they look good with their shirts off.
Our introduction to Trent goes like this. He enters from screen right, leans over his sister menacingly, and growls “stop bugging mom about business college.” Trent sounds like a bully, but really he’s stuck in a horrible situation with a wretched mother and a wicked sister. Something about this sounds familiar. Oh well.
Mom stands by, concerned about her shoes (really), as this exchange happens.
Tina: Why don’t you shut it?
Trent: Why don’t YOU shut it, you’re the annoying one.
Tina: No, you’re the one who doesn’t even know what he’s going to do with his life. At least I have direction and purpose.
Trent: And if only you had a personality, you might have a future.
Tina: I hate you Trent.
Holy crap! Mom! Say something!
MOTY: Can you guys give it a rest and help me find my shoes or I won’t feed you for a week.
Whoops, sorry I asked you to say something, mom. You were woefully unprepared to speak. Sorry I put you in a tough spot. This one is my fault.
Remember when you felt sorry for Tina because she couldn’t go to business college? That was 10 seconds ago. Now she’s the awful girl who dresses down her brother in front of an uncaring and self-absorbed mother.
But what about mom’s shoes? Don’t worry. Trent spies them outside on the other side of the wall. Mom looks and agrees she can see the shoes that she can’t see because they’re on the other side of the wall.
Outside, at the shoes, Duffy the talking cat is in the middle of a sales presentation when these humans interrupt him. At least, I think it’s a sales presentation. Can’t think of any other reason a cat would have a laser pointer. Unless someone is a really bad cat wrangler and also the editor of the movie can’t edit out a laser pointer.
When you think about it, what makes more sense? That TWO people on one movie did a horrible job, or a cat is giving a sales presentation? Occam’s razor, my friends. That cat is most definitely in the middle of a PowerPoint deck.