Parents' Guide to

Counterfeit Cat

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny buddy comedy has mischief, feline-flavored humor.

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Though furrier than your average buddy comedy, this story of mismatched friends is oddly enticing and never lacking in laughs. Its humor isn't exactly highbrow, but it's leagues above slapstick and holds special sentiment for viewers who notice the subtle fun it has with normal cat behavior, to which Gark aspires and Max usually falls short. Of particular enjoyment are the pals' interactions with the cliquish neighborhood cat gang and Betty's obliviousness to either the true identity of her imposter pet or the duo's antics.

Beyond basic comedy, Counterfeit Cat raises some issues that are timely discussion points for parents and their kids, especially concerning self-identity. Both Max and Gark seem to be looking for something outside of themselves, a quest that inspires many of their ill-fated adventures yet never really alters who they are. It's not a message that really jumps out of this silly sitcom, but if your kids do watch, it's a theme they can follow with your help.

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