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About the Movie:
Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle takes him away from his loving wife Lara and adorable daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca’s 11th birthday, Brand buys a seemingly harmless cat from a mysterious pet store. Suddenly, a bizarre turn of events traps poor Tom inside the animal’s body. The owner of the business tells him that he has one week to reconnect with his family, or live out the rest of his days as a cute and furry feline named Mr. Fuzzypants.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t watch many movies. I have a few favorites that I never pass up if I see them when I am flipping through channels. I went to one movie with my beautiful niece when I was back home this summer but before that the last new movie I saw in a theatre was Chicago.
Sad, I know.
I am trying to change that though and want to watch more movies. I thought that a flick with a cat theme would be fun place to start my foray into movie reviews. I am not going sit here and type that this is the world’s greatest movie but I am going to tell you that it made me smile and chuckle quite a bit. The hubby wasn’t home when I watched it so I can’t give you his opinion. I do know the premise is one we have seen before; a man who is failing as a father because he cares more about making money is turned into a cat and he is given the opportunity to turn his life around if he can show an ability to sacrifice for someone else.
The focus in the movie is really on Kevin Spacey who plays the father and voices the cat. The rest of the characters – other than the cat store owner/wizard played by Christopher Walken – are really just place holders. Walken is the perfect, quirky yet slightly ominous presence for the part. The cat was brilliant.
I am not the person who can tell you if the editing is good or any of the technical stuff with movies. I can tell you that I did get enjoyment out of the silliness of this take on the classic “what if” plot of the movie. I mean – it might be very interesting to live the life of a house cat for a bit, wouldn’t it?