There are few 2016 movie releases that have drawn the same sort of buzz as Nine Lives, also known as “the Kevin Spacey trapped in the body of a cat movie.”
Talk about the film hasn’t gotten much better through a pair of trailers, nor a series of TV commercials featuring some pretty painful puns. With the release set for this Friday, the film is not being screened for critics ahead of its release, which is not a good sign for most films, let alone one about a man who turns into a cat. At any rate, some viewers may have been surprised to see a TV commercial for the film quoting what sounds like lavish critical praise.
The Catfington Post (“Totally Paw-Some”). Vanity Fur (“Purr-fection”). Meowsweek (“Hiss-Sterical”). Yes, the film’s marketing department has inserted fake critical praise in which both the quotes themselves and the names of the publications are not only fictitious, but they’re all painful cat puns. T
Nine Lives will be released Friday, August 5, 2016.