Nine Lives (I) (2016)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family


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A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.


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27 May 2018 | Donatien3
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| Adorable Cat Steals Pleasant Family Movie
Movies with cute animals are a guaranteed hit for families, as 'Nine Lives/Mr Fuzzypants' proves.

Kevin Spacey - now a shadow of his former greatness after being dumped from "House of Cards" - plays businessman Tom Brand. Like most ruthless businessmen, Tom ignores his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner - a world away from her earlier action roles) daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman) and adult son David (Robbie Amell) to build the city's biggest skyscraper. Tom buys Rebecca a cat for her birthday and - through the wonders of movie magic - is transported into the cat's body after an accident, while his real body is in a coma.

CGI-enhanced hijinks ensue as Tom tries to adjust to being Mr. Fuzzypants and win his family back so he can return to his body. It's silly stuff, but Mr. Fuzzypants is the adorable star and the only reason to watch this. Tom is represented with a Garfield-style internal voice and the only human who can understand him is cat whisperer Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), so we're spared any silly taking-animal nonsense.

"Nine Lives" is an inoffensive family film, amusing without being that funny, and driven by the adorable cat.

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Details

Release Date:

5 August 2016

Language

English


Country of Origin

France, China, Canada

Filming Locations

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,249,915 7 August 2016

Gross USA:

$19,700,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,814,445

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