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Bill Murray
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Breckin Meyer
Lucy Davis
Billy Connolly.
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Tim Hill.
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Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow.
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Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties
The lasagne lovin' moggie is back - for an adventure in London, this time.


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Plot
Garfield (Murray) and his owner Jon (Meyer) travel to London so that Jon can propose to his girlfriend Liz (Hewitt). There, Garfield is confused with a wealthy English cat (Tim Curry) and taken to live a life of luxury — making him a target for jealous Lord Dargis (Connolly).


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Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties

The first Garfield film was a huge success — with under-eights. For anyone older, it was an ordeal, and the same is true of this undercooked, Prince And The Pauper-style sequel.
 
This ‘Tale Of Two Kitties’ is yet another Hollywood kids’ film subscribing to the offensive stereotype that Britain is peopled with aristocrats who live on vast estates and are waited on by a devoted and subservient staff. But perhaps realism was never going to be top of the menu in a film about a talking cat. That said, Garfield’s animation is noticeably more convincing this time, allowing him (and doppelgänger Prince, voiced in style by Tim Curry) almost to blend in with the real animal cast — not just Odie, but a whole forgettable and underused menagerie on the estate.
 
Billy Connolly hams it up manfully as the dastardly Lord Dargis, out to kill the wretched cat and inherit the family estate, and Murray’s drawled (half)witticisms occasionally elicit a giggle. But while the tinies may delight in the slapstick and fart gags that comprise the bulk of the script, this is a long slog for everyone else.


Verdict
The predictable plot and gags make you feel like you’re watching it in cat-years, but there are a few successfully silly set-pieces that will delight kids.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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I'll break the trend and say I thoroughly enjoyed this, even more fun than the original!   Some nice voice casting and a great turn from Bill Murray..   Great fun for all ages! p; 3/5 ... More

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Posted by DJ Rob C: Mark II! at 18:55, 27 July 2006 | Report This Post


Have the producers of these movies ever watched a Garfield cartoon or read the comic strips??I mean this is nothing like Garfield,where's the sarcastic views on social life,heck,life itself.Garfield is supposed to be more like Frasier,not a bunch of fart jokes for kids under 4. Put Ivan Reitman or Harold Ramis on this thing please and maybe we can get a true Garfield movie ... More

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