Starring: Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep
Directed by: Ben Younger
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Rafi Gardet (Uma Thurman) is a 37 year old who falls for 23 year old David Bloomberg (Bryan Greenberg), not realizing that he is the son of her therapist (Meryl Streep).
Featured Feline: Rafi owns a tabby cat who is never addressed by name. Oddly enough when David first visits her apartment, there appears to be a calico cat sitting in the background. From here on out, though, the cat seen in her apartment is a tabby and no calico is ever seen again, so it’s not clear if the calico was replaced or if Rafi is supposed to own two cats.
When David moves into Rafi’s apartment, the cat is seen numerous times, usually being petted by David.
At one point Rafi gives David a video game console. The cat is seen next to the television as David plays.
In one scene David is hanging out with his friend Morris (Jon Abrahams), who is not supposed to be in the apartment. When Rafi comes home unexpectedly, David hides Morris in a closet. Morris is startled when he realizes the cat is there with him.
Morris offers the cat some beer, which the cat drinks (presumably it was water in the bottle, not actual beer).
David is insisting no one is there when Rafi hears Morris sneeze. Morris comes out of the closet and admits he’s allergic to cats as the cat runs past him.
The cat is last seen looking at Rafi longingly after she and David have broken up.
“Why don’t you call him, then?” Rafi suggests.
Final Mewsings: Cats don’t care what age your boyfriends are as long as they are cat-attentive.