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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

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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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He has nine lives, but only one chance to make things right. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Celebrity cat Lil Bub makes a cameo in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When the cat falls off the roof and towards the press gathering below, there is no sign of the cat at the bottom, or any reaction from any of the press gathered to a cat falling off the top of a skyscraper. See more »

Quotes

Felix Perkins: I'm a cat whisperer.
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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 The Cinema Snob: A Talking Cat!?! (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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No sure why this is getting so many bad reviews
27 October 2016 | by barryweirSee all my reviews

OK, I agree that this is no Citizen Kane, but I was amazed at the critical reviews and low IMDb score.

I think perhaps to appreciate this you need to be particularly fond of cats and/or been a cat owner. But if you are then this film is a perfectly serviceable slice of family entertainment, and frankly there are much, much worse films out there. Kevin Spacey and Chris Walken are dependable as always and I think there is plenty about this that kids will enjoy. Worth a look as a Sunday afternoon family film in my opinion, or perhaps as something you can put on to keep the kids amused.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Lives See more »

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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