This fun film was full of laughs and little chuckles. Did the CGI look silly? Sometimes. Might casting have been different, maybe. Was it easy to catch on to where the story was going? It's possible. BUT, the cat is adorable. Christopher Walken is a hoot. The set design is crisp and classic. We almost passed on seeing this b/c of the mention that the character is like Donald Trump. Sure there are some parallels to him, but thankfully this was not really a political film, other than the Bush moments, which you can just roll your eyes at and move on. The theatre was full and everyone was along for the ride. The parents next to me who commented during the previews...of that's gonna be 2 hours that I'll never get back really seemed please with this film. I did enjoy it so much more that Secret Life of Pets.
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 begins to see his family and his life through a new and unexpected perspective. Meanwhile, his family adjusts to life with an odd and stubborn cat, and his son David (Robbie Amell), steps up in ways Tom never expected. If any hope exists of returning to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed in this peculiar situation and the great lengths he must go to earn back his human existence.