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Nine Lives (2016)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Brand
... Lara Brand
... David Brand
... Madison Camden
... Ian Cox
... Rebecca Brand
... Felix Perkins
... Nicole Camden (as Talitha Bateman)
... Josh Myers
... Benson
... Doctor Cole
... Stein
... Josh Boone
Chris Wilding ... Chirpy Employee
... Nerdy Employee
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Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date - the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom's workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca's 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year, a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats- where the store's eccentric owner- Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a majestic tomcat, named Mr. Fuzzypants. En route to present his daughter with her dream pet, a bizarre turn of events finds Tom trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom ... Written by EuropaCorp

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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5 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Mi papá es un gato  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,249,915, 7 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,637,449, 16 October 2016
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Another member of the Arrow-verse stars in this movie. Teddy Sears who plays Josh the real estate agent played Jay Garrick/Zoom on The Flash (2014). This is in addition to Robbie Amell who played Ronnie Raymond/Original Firestorm in The Flash and Malina Weissman Playa Young Kara Zor-El in Supergirl (2015). See more »

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When they discuss "pulling the plug" on Tom, the doctor says that Lara will have to sign a DNR, and then they will "take him off the respirator". He wasn't on a respirator. He was breathing on his own, with a nasal cannula. There was no plug to pull. See more »

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Felix Grant: So... How you doin' in there?
Tom Brand: Wait a minute... I'm a CAT!
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In a nod to MGM logos, Mr. Fuzzy Pants appears in the O of the Europa logo and mews. See more »

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References Click (2006) See more »

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I Like to Move It
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Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
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Much Better Than I Expected
21 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

My girlfriend made sad faces at me until I agreed to go and see this with her today. And the movie is much, much better than I had anticipated from the trailers and promos I had seen (read: been shown against my will). I went in with a bad attitude and was pleasantly surprised. Some cheap CGI is to be expected, but doesn't ruin the movie.

THE TRAILERS DO A TERRIBLE JOB OF ADVERTISING THE STRENGTHS OF THE FILM.

It's a surprisingly mature and well-developed plot, and doesn't dwell too long on either the sappy bits or the humor. It is very plot-driven, and has nicely well-developed main characters (except the cartoonish villain). All of the movie both makes sense and flows very well. I rather liked Mr Spacey's character arc over the course of the movie, just the right amount of jerk at the beginning, and not too much lovey-dovey at the end. Mr Amell does a very good job as an aspiring businessman & under-appreciated son, though again the villain he plays against is weak. Ms Weissman plays a solid rich-kid middleschooler, though I suspect the part was intended to be a younger child. And most importantly, Christopher Walken's character was NOT overused or trite like the previews suggested. Unfortunately, there were some 'love or not' fakeouts with Ms Garner, but oh well.

When you size it up against the in-genre competition, it frankly blows it all away. Not necessarily a 'children's movie' like you might expect, and worth the price of admission.

My girlfriend would like to add that the 'celebrity cat cameos' are too short, which seems like a good thing to me.


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