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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.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

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

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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
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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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Kevin Spacey as you've never seen him before See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 is seen jumping across a doorway in Tom Brand's apartment it starts to run as it finishes twisting in mid air and appears to descend. This shows shot has been added in during post production as the cat was quite obviously filmed landing onto a perspex landing pad in special effects and then matted into the scene. This same mistake is later repeated when the two security guards are watching and laughing at the same scene on a cellphone. See more »

Quotes

Tom Brand: Because I'm your daddy.
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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 PWN: Hollywood Is Dead: PWN #10 - PART ONE (2016) See more »

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

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 »

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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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