Cat Person review – botched adaptation turns New Yorker short story into tacky killer-thriller | Schedules2

Emilia Jones was the surprise star of the Sundance Film Festival last year with a film called Coda who became an unlikely Oscar champion. It seems certain, alas, that lightning won’t strike twice, as Jones returned to Sundance with this botched adaptation of a New York short story about bad sex and chauvinism in the digital age.

The original story is a hard-hitting and disturbing 7,000-word anti-romance by author Kristen Roupenian that went viral in 2017. This version stars Jones as Margot, a 20-year-old college student who, after weeks of text flirtations, has a date from hell with a 33-year-old male nurse named Robert (Successionby Nicholas Braun). Their night includes an awkward trip to the movies, a failed attempt at