2 December 2014 | wes-connors
The Best Christmas Movie Ever Starring Grumpy Cat
"Grumpy Cat" became a social media star well before this "Lifetime" movie aired. The cat has coloring and features which give it a perpetually grumpy look. Like celebrities who presently become famous for looking sexy (and bad behavior), Grumpy became famous for looking grumpy. Grumpy is more popular than "Toonces" (the cat who could drive a car), but probably won't overtake "Felix". By the time "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" premiered, the frequently photographed cat had already run her course. Facebook hardly noticed the movie. Twitter flickered. Herein, we find Grumpy lives in a mall pet store. Great setting. The cat is much cuter in live action. She's one smart kitty, but never picked for adoption due to her grumpiness...
You would pick golden blonde-haired Megan Charpentier (as Crystal) as easily the cutest and most popular 12-year-old in her class. As a bonus, she's smart and friendly. Yet, inexplicably, Miss Charpentier doesn't have any friends. Thanks to Russell Peters and the spirit of Christmas, she wishes for a friend and is given the ability to understand Grumpy's language. They become comrades and help solve a dog-napping mall crime. The wise-cracking cat isn't very helpful, leaving Charpentier to do most of the heavy lifting. "SpongeBob" writer Tim Hill works well with the cast, allowing Isaac Haig and Evan Todd to get the most out of their characters. The feline star is voiced by Aubrey Plaza, who has a playfulness that's memorable while the movie isn't.
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (11/29/14) Tim Hill ~ Megan Charpentier, Aubrey Plaza, Isaac Haig, Evan Todd