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Cat Daddies

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Warm, soothing docu purrs along; some smoking.

Movie NR 2022 89 minutes
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Like a heated cup of milk or a feline curled up on your lap, Cat Daddies is warm and soothing, if not action packed. Cats are known for their adorable and hilarious antics -- YouTube was essentially built on cat videos. Director Mye Hoang knows this, opening with footage of a cat influencer who makes funny kitty skits and closing with Instagram sensation Goal Kitty. But overall she steers away from cats leaping at laser lights, instead relying on human stories.

Hoang wisely focuses on the journey of David, an undocumented Georgian immigrant with cerebral palsy living on the streets of New York City who puts his beloved cat Lucky's needs above his own. Through Lucky, he bonds with two other cat lovers who strive to get David the help and health care he needs. It's a remarkable example of compassion in the real world and helps challenge preconceived notions about the unhoused. But many of the movie's other stories are softer and not quite as captivating. Two of the subjects are actors who are camera savvy and personable, but some of the other interviewees are less memorable. Hoang's effort to expand the definition of masculinity is noble and nice, but ultimately there are few surprising revelations here.

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