Young people are wrongly targeting their anger against the older generation
Good news: two new comedies hit British cinemas this week. Bad news: they’re both bleak as hell. Especially unexpected in this respect is Nine Lives. It sounded so fluffy: Kevin Spacey’s millionaire executive learns to be a better dad after he’s trapped in the body of a cat by Christopher Walken’s magical pet shop owner. But aside from the odd moment of litter-tray high jinks, this is a family film fixated on divorce, alcoholism, suicide, cyber-bullying, “do not resuscitate” directives and a hostile corporate takeover.