Good morning Reel Bloody fans!!
This week we are reviewing a Romanian film titled Be My Cat: A Film for Anne. This is the story of a Romanian film maker who is obsessed with American film star, Anne Hathaway. When I say obsessed, well, that is an understatement.
Be My Cat: A Film for Anne, is written and directed by Adrian Tofei. Well, not only did he write and direct it, but he stars in it....as himself.
I am going to do something a little different than I normally do. Typically, I watch a film and sometimes I watch it twice, then I write a review. Well, this film will be written in real time: live reviewing, if you will.
So, here we go!!! To start this film, it is very obvious that Adrian has a deep love for Anne Hathaway. He is in love with her role from The Dark Knight Rises, and now he wants, and maybe even NEEDS, to make a film with her. He is using this movie to prove to her that he has the skills to win her "another Oscar." Adrian does an amazing job portraying someone who is hungry to succeed, but it also comes off quite freaky and disturbing, which I like. As I am an American, his Romanian accent and his slight language barrier makes it even creepier.
Adrian has hired three actresses to play roles for him in order to prove that he can make a film worthy of Anne Hathaway. The first actress has arrived and it is quite evident that she is wondering what the hell is going on, and if this guy is serious. She looks extremely uncomfortable, but nowhere near as uncomfortable as I am watching this. I will admit, this film has my 100% attention, and I am absolutely intrigued as to where this is headed. He is now filming a scene and apologizing to Anne Hathaway for the background noise. My question is, how in the hell does he think Anne Hathaway is going to see this? Oh well, let’s keep going. He and Sonya are now not getting along...."on set." Okay, no more teasers or spoilers on Sonya, let’s just say Adrian is annoyed, as is his actress.....as am I.
I will say this, so far, the acting is amazing. I get a sense of reality and part of me wonders if these women in the film know that they are actresses, lol. I give the acting a 10 of 10... so far.
Damn, this is getting good. I am going to go finish this and check back in soon. Sorry, but live reviewing is not for me. I am zoned in and want to give this film my full attention, which is a good thing for Adrian.
(1 hour and 20 minutes later)
Okay, well, the film is complete. Damn. Just damn. Well, Adrian (the actor) has some deep issues. He loves him some Anne Hathaway...sheesh. This film was extremely well made. Like I mentioned earlier, I got a sense that it was real. Found footage films typically make me sick because there is no way in hell that anyone would be able to hold a camera the entire time this stuff happens. Well, this is different. Adrian is the cameraman, and Adrian is the one that causes the problems for the victims.
So, just to break this down, for a found footage film, I was blown away. It seemed so real and that is a testament to the directing and acting. The story is so screwed up it makes you think if Adrian is really this obsessed with Anne Hathaway. His acting was second to none and that is true for all three females, Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton, and Alexandra Stroe...job well done.
So here is the breakdown of my official review: Acting A+, Story A+, Gore C+, Ending C-. Yea, I could have used a tad more gore and a more thrilling end, but all in all, GREAT FILM!!!!
I give Be My Cat: A Film for Anne a 7 of 10 cleavers. Great job Adrian and the girls!!! Oh, and Anne Hathaway, if you are reading this.....RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!