5.3/10
20,955
137 user 122 critic

Nine Lives (2016)

Trailer
1:14 | Trailer
A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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 ... Chirpy Employee
Kyle Gatehouse ... Nerdy Employee
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Mark Consuelos and director Barry Sonnenfeld are allergic to cats, which made filming scenes with Mr. Fuzzypants difficult. Most of these scenes had to be filmed by the second unit. In the scene where Consuelos is struggling with the cat, his reactions of disgust are real. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tom Brand: I am not eating cat food.
Felix Perkins: You'll eat cat food or else.
Tom Brand: Oh, I'm ten pounds and covered in fur. What else could you possibly do to me?
Felix Perkins: This cat has not been fixed.
Tom Brand: [Whispers] Don't you dare!
Lara Brand: Oh, should I take him to the vet?
Tom Brand: Perkins...
Felix Perkins: Let's wait...
Tom Brand: ...if you so much as lay a finger on my...
Felix Perkins: ...He's made progress. He's gonna be better now.
[...]
See more »

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 Midnight Screenings: Suicide Squad/Nine Lives (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like to Move It
(uncredited)
Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
See more »

User Reviews

 
Don't believe the hype! Great film.
22 October 2016 | by RileyOnFilmSee all my reviews

Nine Lives is a Disney-like film that reminded me a bit of Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Since I review movies quite a bit, I pay attention to the critics. Since they were not kind to this film, I let it leave theaters. My 9-year-old daughter asked me to watch it with her tonight and I was amazed at how funny and well made it was. This is another reminder to not always trust the critics.

The cat they got to play in this film is great. He's very hairy which makes you want to hug him. Unfortunately, I could never have a cat that hairy because it sheds and makes my nose itch. But this cat does great on the screen. I had feared there wouldn't be enough cat stuff for my daughter after reading the premise of the film. I'm happy to say there is enough cat-on-screen time to satisfy the kids' curiosity.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 137 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

France | China | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Lives See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed