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


Barry Sonnenfeld


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





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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When the cat opens the pen ink is spilled over a picture of Tom Brand with George W Bush. However in a following shot the picture is visible in the background with no ink. See more »


Madison Camden: That cat is so weird!
Tom Brand: Gotta... show them... I'm... HUMAN!
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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 »


I Like to Move It
Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
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Surprisingly funny and touching comedy!
3 August 2016 | by KD-LassoSee all my reviews

I went into this movie with no expectations at all. Come on! It's 2016 and we get a talking cat movie? How did this even get a theatrical release!? Boy was I wrong! This might be one of the best movies of the summer in fact. The humor is on point, and the acting is overall really great! Oddly enough, Kevin Spacey might be the worst of the bunch. Maybe he had the same expectations as me? Oh well, that did not ruin the movie! Christopher Walken gives his best performance since Seven Psychopaths, Cheryl Hines is as always lovely and hilarious, and the young Malina Weissman.. She's gonna be a star! That's all I gotta say. And there's jokes for both kids and adults, so don't worry if you think this looks like a cheesy kids film - It's not!

The movie had me rolling with laughter and an ending that actually made me tear up a bit. This is on par with Pixar/Disney movies like Inside Out, Toy Story, Zootopia.

Make sure Nine Lives is the movie you don't miss! IT'S THE SLEEPER HIT OF THE YEAR!

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Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Lives See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,249,915, 7 August 2016

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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