This movie is one of the sweetest I’ve ever watched. It is silly and fun, with great performances. Emma, an app developer, gets robbed and dumped by her boyfriend. I like that the movie doesn’t spend a lot of time on the end of the relationship. A few minutes into the movie we’re into the fun. Emma adopts a Yellow Lab and a fluffy black and white cat who become her best, most trusted friends. Some planet alignment magic happens one night, the pets run off and become human, but with definite animal instincts and habits. I laughed a lot while they tried to get back with Emma without her knowing who they are.
Kate Micucci is not the typical romcom leading lady, but she delivers her lines with impeccable timing and has the most wonderful expressions. She and Sean Astin have great chemistry. Steve Howey is adorable as the buff, goofy, desperate to please Summit/Sam. Hana Mae Lee is delightful as the work best friend. But oh my goodness, Justin Chatwin just STEALS scene after scene with his sultry, slinky, sexy feline performance. He never breaks character - his walk, posture, movement, all make you think he’s part cat. He’s sexy to begin with, but when he struts out, sleekly groomed and in gorgeous clothes, he is one beautiful man/animal.
I honestly don’t know why Chatwin doesn’t get more leading man roles. He is such a good actor, with great comic instincts, and gorgeous.
If you’re looking for a smart, lighthearted, feel-good romcom, you can’t go wrong with this one.