CATNIP-Poster-jpg_075003Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.67 (6 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Kevin Dayrit

Cast: Lauren Young, Maxene Magalona, Rommel Luna, Ramon Bautista, Megan Young

Synopsis: Liv is an introvert who hides her true personality because “everything she does is wrong.” The only person whe can be herself with is her friend Cieca. Cieca values her and is amused by Liv’s avant garde-esque unpredictability, a different flavor to her dull and boring world. (Rappler)

MTRCB Rating: R-18

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Reviews:

3.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Lauren Young is luminous and whimsical as Liv. Maxene Magalona, who plays the less showy character, provides the perfect antidote to Young’s unpredictable volatility.” (Read full review)

3.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“Even when the film veers off into incoherence, it always provides something interesting to look at.” (Read full review)

3.0          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Catnip attempts to show familial dysfunction thru an abundance of style. Dayrit makes it work mostly despite an inability to cohere.”

2.5          Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“The film is more style, less substance, and while there were some good things in it, there’s a lot left to be desired here.” (Read full review)

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“I couldn’t find anything to hold on to in Catnip. The characters feel more like archetypes whose actions have no rational explanations. Lauren Young looks too pretty for a disturbed woman, and the film looks too pretty for its dark story.”

2.0          Macky Macarayan (Death of Traditional Cinema)

Catnip is too concerned with trying to impress with visuals, and verbal metaphors and what-have-you that the story is lost in translation.” (Read full review)