Garfield: The MovieDirector: Peter Hewitt
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Jim Davis' famous cartoon cat finally makes his way to the big screen in this adaptation of the popular comic strip Garfield, which combines live action with CGI animation. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) is a sweet, if somewhat clueless, man who shares his home with his pet cat, Garfield (voice of Bill Murray). Garfield is not your ordinary tabby -- he's fat, he's smart-mouthed, he's arrogant, he won't do anything he doesn't have to, and would rather stuff himself with lasagna than do something Jon asks of him. Despite this, Jon loves his cat, but when he decides to expand his animal family, Garfield is less than enthusiastic about the presence of Odie, a lovably enthusiastic dog whose only flaw is his extreme stupidity. While Jon is crazy for Odie, and especially likes having two pets that necessitate periodic visits to Dr. Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a veterinarian he has a crush on, Garfield decides to remove Odie from the picture. Garfield arranges for Odie to become the property of Happy Chapman (Stephen Tobolowsky), a television host who acts like an animal lover on the round-cornered screen but doesn't much like pets on his own time. While Garfield at first enjoys ruling the roost again, he soon realizes the error of his ways, and in a rare example of selfless and ambitious behavior, hatches a plan to rescue Odie from Chapman. Garfield also features the voice talents of Debra Messing, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, and Alan Cumming.
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Cast & Crew
|Breckin Meyer||Jon Arbuckle|
|Jennifer Love Hewitt||Dr. Liz Wilson|
|Stephen Tobolowsky||Happy Chapman|
|Mark Christopher-Lawrence||Christopher Mello|
|Nick Cannon||Louis the Mouse|
|Alan Cumming||Persnikitty the Cat|
|David Eigenberg||Nermal the Cat|
|Brad Garrett||Luca the Doberman Pinscher|
|Eve Brent||Mrs. Baker|
|Spring Aspers||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Christophe Beck||Score Composer|
|Matthew Jon Beck||Co-producer|
|Peter E. Berger||Editor|
|Brennan du Fresne||Casting|
|Marie France||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Risa Bramon Garcia||Casting|
|Alexander Hammond||Production Designer|
|Michele Imperato||Co-producer,Production Manager|
|Suttirat Anne Larlarb||Art Director|
|Neil Machlis||Executive Producer|
|David MacMillan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michele Panelli-Venetis||Asst. Director|
|Michael A. Stevenson||Editor|
1. Main Titles
2. I Hate Mondays
3. Working the Neighborhood
4. Mouse In the House
5. Happy Chapman
6. Going To the Vet
8. Putting On the Dog
9. Odie the Hero
10. Fancy Footwork
11. Left Behind
12. The Dog Show
13. A Dog With a Future
14. Kicked Out
15. New Dog State of Mind
16. The Runaway
17. Happy's New Dog
18. Garfield In the City
19. Tabby In the Tower
20. To the Rescue?
21. In the Pound
22. The Great Escape
23. Stop That Train!
25. Unhappy Chapman
26. Cats, Rats & Dogs
27. One Big, Happy Family
28. End Titles
Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
Languages: French Dolby Surround
Languages: Spanish Dolby Surround
Commentary By Director Peter Hewitt and Producer John Davis
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This was a great movie-can't wait to own it!!
I did not know what to expect when I saw this movie. It turned out to be one of the funniest I have seen. Garfield and Nermal are totally adorable. Even though I don't like canines I found Odie very cute, and a good dancer. The human acting was okay but didn't exceed my expections. Besides, I didn't watch it for the humans. I watched it for Garfield. Bill Murry did do a very good job on Garfield's voice. It fit seamlessly with the character. My only problem with the movie was that it could have been a little longer. Overall a funny, enjoyable movie. Watch it, and remember, Be happy.
OMG! this movie was the bomb! Garfield ate so much. I kinda felt bad for Odie, esp. when garfield locked him out[funny]
If you are truly a Garfield fan, go buy this movie.
I loved this movie! When I saw it in theaters, it turned out to be better than I expected! I'm looking forward to getting it on DVD. I think my favorite character is Odie. He is so adorable!
It demonstrated a good educating value behind the film. However, it is not as funny as I expected. The cat on the show is not as cute as the one in the cartoon too. Yet, the story still have a nice flow and it's meaningful.
My son really likes this movie, and loves to watch it over and over. Even though I found this movie to be somewhat funny and thought that Bill Murray did a great job, I gave this movie a low rating. I found the acting to be very poor and the plugs for products and retailers was overdone.
very poor casting job on the actors. jenniferlove hewitt as the girlfried/vet oh please. bad ending also. deserves to be considered a B MOVIE down their with plan nine from outer space or the blob.