When Margot, a college sophomore, goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts.
Cat Person: A razor-sharp exploration of modern dating
Cat Person is a 2023 black comedy psychological thriller film directed by Susanna Fogel and written by Michelle Ashford, based on the 2017 short story of the same name by Kristen Roupenian. The film stars Emilia Jones as Margot, a college student who goes on a date with the older Robert (Nicholas Braun), a man she has been flirting with online. However, Margot soon finds that Robert is not at all the person she thought he was, and she becomes increasingly uncomfortable and afraid.
The film is a sharp exploration of the dangers of modern dating, and the ways in which women can be manipulated and controlled by men. It is also a cautionary tale about the importance of listening to your gut instinct, and not being afraid to walk away from a situation that doesn’t feel right.
Jones and Braun give excellent performances as Margot and Robert, respectively. Jones captures Margot’s vulnerability and naivety perfectly, while Braun is chillingly believable as the charming but dangerous Robert.
Fogel’s direction is also excellent. She creates a sense of unease and suspense throughout the film, and she does a masterful job of conveying Margot’s growing fear and desperation.
Cat Person is a must-see film for anyone who has ever felt unsafe or uncomfortable on a date. It is a powerful and important film that will stay with you long after you watch it.
Here are some of the things that critics have said about Cat Person:
- “A wickedly ambiguous conversation-starter.” – Variety
- “A razor-sharp exploration of the horrors of modern dating.” – IMDb
- “A chilling and suspenseful thriller that will stay with you long after you watch it.” – The Hollywood Reporter
- “A must-see film for anyone who has ever felt unsafe or uncomfortable on a date.” – RogerEbert.com
If you are looking for a well-made and thought-provoking film, I highly recommend Cat Person. It is a film that will stay with you long after you watch it.