Jon Arbuckle travels to the United Kingdom, and he brings his cat, Garfield, along for the trip. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle, but his reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis , who has designs on the estate.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.
Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by
In the film, Jon adopts Odie from his vet Liz's animal hospital. In the comic strip, Odie was originally the pet of Jon's friend Lyman. See more »
The night Garfield gets kicked out of his house and has to sleep on the porch, he looks into a window and sees Odie sleeping on the bed with Jon with no collar on. At one point when Odie is out on the porch with Garfield, he has the collar on. Then, when Odie runs off the porch to chase a scooter, the collar is gone again. See more »
Harmless fun - unfortunately geared towards the kids
Firstly, i really liked the CGI incarnation of everyone favourite cat and i thought Bill Murray provided his voice superbly, capturing his character with perfection. Other than that though Garfield - the movie failed to deliver the essence of the cartoon's produced by Jim Davis. The humour in the original comic strips were entirely geared at the adult generation, not the kids.
I knew the movie would cater for the younger viewer, but i felt that it went overboard a little, and this was detrimental to the films enjoyment. As a family movie it is entertaining, but Garfield - the movie seems to have ignored the comedy that made him everyone's favourite cat; only traces of it still remain.
It's worth watching as a family movie, but for fans of the Jim Davis comic character, it's probably best left alone.
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