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#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.


Michael Margolis


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

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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.




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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.

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