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'Murder of a Cat' can't scratch up enough laughs or interest
'Murder of a Cat' can't scratch up enough laughs or interest

A dead pet isn't the only inert element of "Murder of a Cat," a plodding comic caper that fails to deliver. Relative newcomer Fran Kranz ("Cabin in the Woods") stars as Clinton, a whiny loser with an Emo Philips haircut and a matching case of arrested development. He's determined to track down the culprit who deposited a crossbow arrow in his beloved gray kitty, Mouser. He's aided in his obsessive investigation by the no-nonsense Greta (Nikki Reed), who also claims ownership to the late fur ball. The overlong first feature by actress Gillian Greene, who's married to director Sam Raimi, tries hard to do quirky but fails to mine the necessary...

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