PAT GETS A CAT was recently posted on IMDb and is there to view if you live in the United States. It's about a lonely college student who out of desperation adopts a cat. While at first it doesn't go very well (with some funny reactions by his fellow students), after a while he comes to need the cat and actually imagine that it's a person--the double of a pretty young lady he's seen in the school's library.
This is a student film made while Adam Bertocci was enrolled at Northwestern University, but compared to many other student films I have seen, it is head and shoulders better. It has excellent writing, direction and a professional quality about it you might not normally expect--plus the film is cute as can be with a really clever story. However, given that I have seen another of Adam Bertocci's excellent short films, LOVE: THE MOVIE, I actually was expecting something special--as LOVE was a heck of a fresh and entertaining film as well. Both films, it turns out, have already received awards and I certainly am not surprised. In fact, I can't wait until Bertocci "turns pro" so to speak--in other words, moves to Hollywood and makes a bazillion bucks making more nice little films--but with bigger budgets. Keep an eye out for this guy.
FYI--In a funny cameo, the guy who repeatedly tells Pat that the cat will steal his soul is actually the director.
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