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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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Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Gwyn Lurie, Matt Allen (as Matt R. Allen) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Tom Brand
Jennifer Garner ... Lara Brand
Robbie Amell ... David Brand
Cheryl Hines ... Madison Camden
Mark Consuelos ... Ian Cox
Malina Weissman ... Rebecca Brand
Christopher Walken ... Felix Perkins
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Nicole Camden (as Talitha Bateman)
Teddy Sears ... Josh Myers
Jay Patterson ... Benson
Jewelle Blackman Jewelle Blackman ... Doctor Cole
Serge Houde ... Stein
Mark Camacho ... Josh Boone
Chris Wilding Chris Wilding ... Chirpy Employee
Kyle Gatehouse ... Nerdy Employee
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

There originally was a subplot involving catnip as an allegorical analogue for addiction, but it was cut for time and because executives believed it would be too much for a PG-rated children's movie. See more »

Goofs

When Tom goes into cardiac arrest, and they use the paddles on him, they do it through his gown. It needs to be on the skin with conductive gel to conduct the electricity to his heart. See more »

Quotes

Felix Perkins: So... How you doin' in there?
Tom Brand: Wait a minute... I'm a CAT!
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Crazy Credits

In a nod to MGM logos, Mr. Fuzzy Pants appears in the O of the Europa logo and mews. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Blair Witch and Don't Breathe (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Cool Cats
(Jerry Leiber (as J.Leiber)/Mike Stoller (as M.Stoller))
Performed by The Coasters
(c) Sony ATV LLC
With courtesy of Sony ATV Music Publishing France. All rights reserved.
(p) 1958 Atco Records. A Division of Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International for the World outside of the United States
With courtesy of Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Company
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Adorable Cat Steals Pleasant Family Movie
27 May 2018 | by Donatien3See all my reviews

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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