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Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Tedious Garfield sequel with crude jokes.

Movie PG 2006 80 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

m ssorry jon

Garfield Kart is the physical equivalent to Halo. With an amazing storyline. And amazing characters. Most people don't understand why Garfield is racing Jon in a go kart match. But people whom have an high iq can understand the lore. Jon was fed up with Garfield being a fat cat, and had enough. He put him into a go kart and said "Race me or you'll never see your lasagna again." So Garfield raced him. And they raced, and raced, and raced, and raced. Until they've given up. Jon knew he was defeated. But he never gave up. He called down Odie to join the race. It was a fierceful 2 v 1, with aliens flying around everywhere and pies being thrown But it seemed like nothing could take down Garfield. Then it happened. The final race. Every character was against Garfield. They were fed up with his winning streak. They all decided to join together and build one mega kart. One so powerful that not even Papa Luigi could take down. Garfield was still confident that he could win. Then the day approached. The race began. The sky was dark. It started to rain. It all came down to this one race. Garfield was ahead, as always. But he noticed his car was starting to fall apart. His engine started to smoke, and his wheels were slowly coming off. There was a mark on his kart saying "Nermal

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

A masterpiece

This film send me on a deep and heartfelt journey

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (17):

Smarmy and smug, GARFIELD: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES is the unwanted, unnecessary sequel to 2004's Garfield. Though the script includes some ostensibly clever references to literature (for plot, Twain's Prince and the Pauper, for title only, Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities), the majority of the film consists of dopey jokes about Garfield's insatiable appetites, selfishness, and laziness.

Garfield is quite brilliantly animated, nearly three-dimensional. Breckin Meyer's admirable effort to act opposite an animated creature is to be commended. Dargis, meanwhile, is so creepy he appears to deserve the Home Alone-ish violence directed at him, but the storyline is so unimaginative, it's hard to keep still even for the short running time of 80-some minutes. While kids at one screening laughed at the couple of fart jokes and Dargis' falling down and whimpering, for the most part, the movie left them cold as well.

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