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|Garfield - A Tail of Two Kitties|
Actors: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray, Ian Abercrombie
Director: Tim Hill
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
America's favorite fat cat is back, and this time, he's giving England the royal treatment! It's a British invasion of a different kind when Garfield, along with pals Jon and Odie, travels to London and meets his mirror-im... more »
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JP S. from RICHARDSON, TX
Reviewed on 2/20/2010...
Fun movie. My daughter enjoyed it, and there was not anything objectionable, just a lot of funny activity and talking animals.
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The FAT CAT is up to SCRATCH
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 06/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, is the live-action (plus 2 animated cats) sequel to the 2004 movie basic on the 80's comic strip cat. Like the original this one has Bill Murray (A Life Aquatic, Ghostbusters, etc.) replacing (with distinction) the late Lorenzo Music, who provided the cats voice on the animated TV series and specials. Also back are the cutie but clueless would be couple Garfield's owner Jon Arbuckle, played perfectly bland by Breckin Meyer and Liz the Vet, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt. In spite of the Dickens subtitle spoof, this one is loosely Mark Twain's Prince & the Pauper. Jon follows Liz to London, England where he plans to propose to her. The fat cat stows-away uninvited and in the perfunctory identity swap Garfield finds himself mistaken for his UK double Prince (voiced by the great Tim Curry) and lording over posh castle of four-legged subjects in his stead. The evil Lord Dargis, played by Scottish actor/comedian Bill Connolly, is next in line to inherit the estate, have evil designs to get his evil hands on the royal fortune.
This one is worth seeing if only for more Murray as Garfield. Although it is surprising that the sequel was a theatrical release when the original opened for made most of its revenue from DVD sales. The studio is counting on the summer family pickings being slim until Superman Returns, but Garfield: ATOTK is still rated PG for some tame bathroom jokes. The studio also feels that when John Cleese is unavailable Tim Curry (Rocky Horror & the voice of Lemony Snicket's audio books) is the go-to-weird English guy, for the other pampered cat-currently-called Prince. I have no problem with that Curry is a delicious pansy-cat and Billy Connolly (Lemony Snicket's movie, Head of the Class) is always fun. I also have no problem with the use of recycling of (classic) plots, knowing where the stories going from the get-go makes any departure or twist that much more fun.
This one, like the original is goofy, but entertaining.
Excellent Family Film! The Prince and the Pauper with a feli
M. Cotter | New Jersey USA | 07/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While on vacation, my husband and I decided to take our 5 children to a movie - and the newest Garfield movie was their pick. Each of our children, ages 2 - 8, enjoyed the movie thoroughly! Of course, any movie that includes talking animals is a big hit in our family - and there were plenty of them!
The scenes toward the end of the film when the two kitties are working in cahoots are the best. And you've gotta love the happy and romantic ending - just the thing to lift your spirits!
Our whole family gives this film a big "thumbs up", and we can't wait for the DVD release!
Tommy Morais | New Brunswick, Canada | 06/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"INTRO:Garfield the fat cat eating lasagna is the funny creation of Jim Davis and is known around the world.Garfield started as a comic book in the late seventies and got into t.v show,animated movies and now real movies.Its not the first time a comic book is being made into a movie(superheros especially)and it aint the last time either.This being a sequel is i good?Has Garfield stopped eating lasagna?read on to find out.
STORYLINE:The movie starts with Garfield`s owner Jon Arbuckle going to London to ask Liz for wedding.Garfield and the dog Odie
hide in Jon`s suitcase just like in the comic book.Jon finds them and they have to stay at the hotel room and they someway get out of it.Garfield and Prince(another cat who has got a rich heritage)look exactly like each other exept their lives are different.Prince lives in royalty and Garfield in medium class.They both get lost and when they are found they are mistaken for each other,Jon takes Prince for Garfield...until Odie founds a newspaper and on it there is a picture of what appears to be Garfield living in royalty.Jon then realize that the cat he has aint Garfield and goes to get him back.Meanwhile
Lord Dargis tries to kill Garfield to get his heritage(if he woundnt have been there Dargis would own everithing).
REWIEW:I like Garfield and has always been a fan of him(i received a toy of him when i was a baby)i have books,seen t.v show,animated movie and the real movie.This second Garfield movie is funny at many ocassions and will be a hit this summer.It is a movie that families can go see and about everybody will like it.If youre looking for a fun summer comedy movie i think you got one right here with this one.
Bill Murray once again voices Garfield for this movie and does a good job.Beckin mayer is again Jon and Jenifer love-hewitt is once again Liz they do a good job and support actors as well.
There a definetly a few references that were took for this movie for exemple the animals/things/persons being mistaken for each other isnt new but they took that idea and refreshed it with something cooler.
MONEY,MONEY:The first Garfield movie was released at the same time as other`BIG TIME`movies like Shrek and didnt hit real big exept when it was released on dvd.The second one appears just before some other big time movies like `click`,`superman` and might not be that much competition for other movies.While it may not get that much money at the box-office it is still an enjoyable movie and its dvd release should be getting some attention.
OVERRAL:A fun movie of Garfield a good sequel and a very good movie if you like Garfield comic books,t.v shows or even the first movie you will like this one too the story is good and its funny."