Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
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
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Three Cool Cats
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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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