There are many, many things to admire about Children of Men but precious little to love -- I mean not in the traditional cuddly way of loving things. So thank you to the sound guy who made sure we heard the purring as Clive Owen, smoking some weed on his best friend's couch, absently pets a large and lazy feline. The scene has a terrific lived-in quality. You know that this exact moment: friends, weed, cat has occurred regularly for years.
And thank you to the editor for another moment later in the film --a cutaway to a tiny adorable kitten eagerly climbing up Clive Owen's leg. So cute. I wanted to reach through the screen and take him home with me. The kitten can come, too.