Review: She’s Allergic To Cats (2016)

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She’s Allergic To Cats

Release Date: June 18, 2016
Digital Release: April 7, 2020

Run Time: 1 hour & 13 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

A dog groomer in Hollywood aspires to be more than a dog groomer in Hollywood. Michael Pinkney (himself) is a man struggling with his lower income lifestyle in the shadow of the film industry. His job is degrading, his home is infested with rats and his mind constantly wanders into a lo-fi dreamscape that mirrors his analog video experiments. Michael’s menial routine spirals out of control when he meets Cora (Sonja Kinski), the girl of his dreams. On their first date his greatest hopes and worst fears are realized as they journey down a dark, twisted path that descends into surreal chaos. The boundaries between reality, fantasy, art, romantic-comedy and horror collide in an explosion of distorted video art and psychological insanity.

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Um… yea. She’s Allergic To Cats was wayyyyy too experimental for me. I did see some of the comedy and some of the horror, but this movie was way out of my realm.

The plot was fairly easy to follow although there were a lot of random flashes of rats, cats, and naked people. The film was so experimental it was hard for me to give it a true rating.  Unfortunately, I just didn’t enjoy any of it, so I had to rate it low. However, I do give Michael Reich (director/writer) props for going way out on a limb and taking a chance with She’s Allergic To Cats.

In the trailer it says, “instant cult classic” and I honestly think that’s the only hope for this one…

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Reel ROB Rating: 1.75 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No


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