Murder of a Cat

2014 NR 1h 42m DVD

Murder of a Cat

2014 NR 1h 42m DVD
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When Mouser the cat turns up dead with an arrow through his gut, owner Clinton Moisey vows to find the culprit and deliver him (or her) to justice. Along the way, Clinton discovers he wasn't Mouser's only master -- and that a conspiracy is afoot.
Fran Kranz, Greg Kinnear, J.K. Simmons, Nikki Reed
Gillian Greene
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Murder of a Cat is an indie comedy/whodunit about a quirky loner who's obsessed with finding his beloved pet cat's killer. Starring Fran Kranz from Cabin in the Woods and Nikki Reed of Twilight fame, the movie isn't likely on too many teens' radar. The language is strong -- "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "c--ksucker," etc. -- and the violence surprisingly heavy (characters are held at gunpoint, beaten up, chased, and, in the case of the titular cat, killed). There's also one sex scene, plus references to masturbation, voyeurism, adultery, and an older mom's affair with a cop. Expect a little smoking and drinking, too.

Sexual Content

Hiding in a closet, Clinton sees Greta change (she's in her bra and underwear). Greta tells the police she believes he was masturbating while peeping on her (he wasn't). Clinton and Greta kiss a few times and have sex (no nudity). Clinton realizes his single mom is sleeping with someone and jokes about her "sexcapades." A man refers his affair with an employee.


A man's beloved cat is found dead, with an arrow sticking out of it. A man is shot at, gets in a car accident after being pursued, and is punched, threatened, and chased. A man angrily destroys a woman's car, smashing the windows and doors.


Strong language includes "f--k," "a--hole," "s--t," "bulls--t," "c--ksuckers," "s--t-faced phony," "d--kwad," "pervert," and more.

Social Behavior

Encourages people to be true to themselves, even if they're labeled different or odd or geeky.



Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults smoke cigarettes and drink on a few occasions.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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