Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

  • U
  • Tim Hill (2006)
  • US
  • 82 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

What could have been a cynical retread of old ground - Garfield 2 puts a feline spin on Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper - is actually an improvement on the first film. Garfield (again voiced by Bill Murray) stows away on a trip to London in his owner Jon's luggage and finds himself mistaken for an upper-class English cat (Prince, voiced by Tim Curry), who has been bequeathed an estate. (The humans in the story are pretty much incidental, with the exception of Billy Connolly as a dastardly relation trying to swindle Prince out of his inheritance.) A number of clever sight gags (including a variation on the Groucho/Harpo mirror sequence in Duck Soup), some well-used locations and a strong voice cast compensate for a few too many cheap laughs. But if you liked the rather juvenile humour of Jim Davis's original cartoon, there's plenty here to keep you and your little ones entertained.

Plot Summary

Family comedy sequel based on the hit comic strip by Jim Davis, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and featuring the voice of Bill Murray. The lovable, laid-back feline travels to London with his owner Jon, and ends up living like a king after being mistaken for a cat that's inherited a castle. But Garfield is in great danger from Lord Dargis, who is next in line for the stately pile.

Cast and crew

Cast

Garfield
Bill Murray
Jon Arbuckle
Breckin Meyer
Liz
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Dargis
Billy Connolly
Smithee
Ian Abercrombie
Mr Hobbs
Roger Rees
Abby
Lucy Davis
Winston
Bob Hoskins
Prince
Tim Curry
Christophe
Sharon Osbourne

Crew

Director
Tim Hill

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Available on DVD
Released 21 Jul 2006
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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