“I have no idea why I was so excited to see this movie. I was insistent on making it in to see this this week, and refused to entertain any schedule that would push it back. I’m not even a Key and Peele fan, nor do I consider myself a cat person, beside the love for my two little vampire furballs. I think it was just the unique concept and the absurdity of it all. Peele’s Rell adopts a kitten, Keanu, who is stolen by drug dealers. With the help of his friend Clarence, Key, they faux break bad in an attempt to get their feline friend back.
The very first thing I need to warn you about, if you’re only in it for the kitty, there’s a solid hour or so that’s kitty-less. Quite the disappointment as the kitty was the biggest highlight. The story went some strange and dark places and I don’t know that I was so prepared for that (again, I expected more kitty.) Still, this is a very clever movie with an original premise, although ironically, the next closest thing I can think of plot wise is John Wick where he goes after the baddies that killed his dog, ironically played by Keanu Reeves. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
I’ll admit, not all of the humor landed for me. But our lead boys had enough charisma that they won me over anyways. I don’t know that we can really call me a fan yet, but I’m still I’ll be just a little more happy to see them on screen in the future.
Oh and for those who are really paying attention, there’s a really fun cameo about mid to 2/3 of the way through the film. Judging by the reactions of the audience reading the credits walking out, you may not recognize who you’re hearing, but it’s very appropriate and purrfect (sorry, had to)! Didn’t wanna spoil, but wanted to at least keep you on the alert.
Keanu – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n”