5.3/10
337
17 user 5 critic

#cats_the_mewvie (2020)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 5 February 2020 (USA)
It's a 2020 documentary about how cats went from cute text memes to iconic celebrities on YouTube.

Director:

Michael Margolis

Writer:

Keely Booth
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Brennan Amanda Brennan ... Self
Mike Bridavsky Mike Bridavsky ... Self
Lil Bub ... Self
Nala the Cat Nala the Cat ... Self
Pudge the Cat Pudge the Cat ... Self
Pamela Chen Pamela Chen ... Self
Gwen Cooper Gwen Cooper ... Self
Martina Gutfreund Martina Gutfreund ... Self
Erika Hammer Erika Hammer ... Self
Kady Lone Kady Lone ... Self
Hugo Martinez Hugo Martinez ... Self
Andrew Marttila Andrew Marttila ... Himelf
Eli Omidi Eli Omidi ... Self
Hannah Shaw Hannah Shaw ... Self
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Meet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper then in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada's competitive cat show circuit, where the claws come out when a Turkish ... See full summary »

Directors: Aaron Hancox, Michael McNamara
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at Betty White's life and career features behind-the-scenes clips of her work on television and comments from her friends and co-stars.

Director: Steve Boettcher
Stars: Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Tyne Daly
Cracked Up (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Esrick
Stars: Darrell Hammond, Larry Laskowski, Lorne Michaels
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Mason
Stars: Karen Mason, Barry Mason, Micah Mason
Horse Girl I (2020)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sarah, a socially isolated woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

Director: Jeff Baena
Stars: Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, Goldenite
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (TV Special 2020)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hannah Gadsby ("Nanette") returns for her second stand-up special and shares her latest takes on popularity, identity, language, feminism and more.

Director: Madeleine Parry
Stars: Hannah Gadsby
Babies (TV Series 2020)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A look at how infants learn and discover during their first year of life.

Stars: Pascal Wallisch
A Secret Love (2020)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Falling in love in 1947, two women -- Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue -- begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.

Director: Chris Bolan
Stars: Terry Donahue, Pat Henschel, Diana Bolan
Leslie Jones: Time Machine (TV Special 2020)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Leslie Jones discusses being 52 and what she would tell her 20-year-old self in her first Netflix stand-up special.

Directors: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Stars: Leslie Jones
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Southern-born comedian Fortune Feimster recalls her childhood misadventures as a former Girl Scout, debutante and (disqualified) swim meet champion, and her family's complicated relationship with Hooters.

Director: Krysia Plonka
Stars: Fortune Feimster
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A group of friends rent an isolated lake house owned by a fitness obsessed man with mysterious intentions.

Director: Chad Werner
Stars: Chad Werner, Brady Burleson Johnson, Koko Marshall
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a locked down train station, a homicide detective conducts an interview with a tormented monkey.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Cruz, David Lynch, Toototabon
Edit

Storyline

It's a 2020 documentary about how cats went from cute text memes to iconic celebrities on YouTube.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cat | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Celebrity cat owners and online experts explore how the humble house cat has captured hearts and imaginations to become pop culture icons and the darlings of the Internet.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

User Reviews

 
Cute kitties, dumb people
6 February 2020 | by FazikkuSee all my reviews

I went for this movie because I absolutely love cats, and don't get me wrong, the cats in the flick ARE mostly cute, but what got to me are the owners.

99% of the cat owners in this movie literally just exploit their cats for money and fame. Some are clearly not experts on cat behavior and do what they think is "cool" or "cute" despite you can clearly see that the cats are not comfortable with it. Nala the cat, for example, was constantly growling during her owner's interview, apparently just because the other cat of the household was in her view. All the way, her owner was just awkwardly smiling and went after Nala after she tried to leave the room to being her back. Ugh. Another one that really pissed me off was the owner of Hercules the fat cat. Her owner literally says that she wants more followers for her cat so she can try and put him on an "expensive vet food" diet. She also says that she's afraid that people will lose interest in her cat and their ""brand"" if the cat loses too much weight. If anything, poor Hercules will lose his life if the owner does not pull her head out of her ass. The owner is as obese as her cat, so I'm sure there are ulterior motives to her half-assed attitude towards her cat's well-being. As a less evil but still annoying news, apparently the two owners of the Instagram account "cats_of_instagram" make their lives purely through other people's content. Exploiting the platform at its finest.

There were a couple of good people too, though. I have nothing but respect for Lil' Bub's (rest in peace) owner, he took care of a heavily disabled cat for many many years and gave her a good life. Also, the Kitten Lady does a far better job influencing the world of cat lovers than all of the celeb cats' owners combined. As she said, more people should actually take direct actions to make life better for homeless and rescue cats instead of just wearing merch and dressing up their own pampered kitties in ridiculous costumes.

An eye-opening document, out of all things.


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

#Cats_The_Mewvie See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Good Human Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed