(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this movie advertised originally, I was immediately interested in the concept, even though I couldn’t have said it was a completely original one.
I really liked that this movie focused as much on the family, or the conflicts between them, as the comedic aspects, though there was a lot of comedy in the film.
It was good to see Tom’s relationship with his son at the beginning of the movie and also how David interacted with his mother, step mother and Rebecca. I would have liked to see some interactions between him and his other sister, though, even though I really didn’t like her.
It would have been good to get a bit of background to Purrkins’ shop and Purrkins himself, even if I could definitely relate to someone who loved cats and was trying to give them good homes, along with teaching potential owners life lessons.
For a lot of the movie, I did feel that Rebecca’s reactions didn’t really seem very realistic, despite liking seeing her interactions with her mother. As the movie went on, I did feel she was shown to have a lot more depth.
I liked the opportunity to see other plots going on, especially since those allowed me to see the characters in other environments, such as when David was working in the offices and having to deal with the politics involved in the board after what happened to his father.
I really liked seeing Tom having to deal with being in cat form and not knowing how to control his jumping and things like that. I thought Mr. Fuzzypants was especially cute… but I would have liked to know what happened to the cat while Tom was stuck in his body – though I wondered if seeing multiple identical cats had something to do with that.
All in all, I really enjoyed this movie. There were a lot of good family moments along with the comedy… plus… I met one of the actors.
This film was definitely one I would watch again in the future.