Superhero fatigue? Watch this cat instead

CAT-ASTROPHE: Spacey stars as a business mogul who becomes a kitty in this run-of-the-mill family comedy.


    Aug 11, 2016

    Superhero fatigue? Watch this cat instead


    Comedy/ 87 minutes/ Now showing

    Rating: 2/5

    KEVIN Spacey must really need a quick payday, as Nine Lives is about a man who gets turned into a cat.

    The thespian stars as business magnate Tom Brand, who neglects his wife (Jennifer Garner) and daughter (Malina Weissman).

    When he buys a cat for his kid's birthday, his soul gets sucked into the feline's body while his own body lies unconscious.

    To return to his own body, Brand needs to understand that "love means sacrifice" and reconcile with his family.

    The script is cliched, simplistic and does not have sufficient depth to deliver a poignant emotional punch despite its touching message.

    Nonetheless, it's a benign family comedy for anyone who is exhausted by the special effects and superhero-themed plots that plague our big screens these days.