Parents' Guide to

Garfield Gets Real

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Computer animation has bathroom humor, some name-calling.

Movie NR 2007 74 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


I meant to say Internet but it got auto corrected lol
age 4+

Silly and immature

My kids loved it, but it's hard to sit through as an adult. It's silly and immature (with fewer adult references than the comic strip)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (9):

GARFIELD GETS REAL is, although not great, enjoyable enough for younger kids and for fans of the popular comic-strip character. The story is interesting enough to keep the interest of kids, and there are plenty of Garfield bons mots regarding Mondays to keep fans of the comic-strip feline equally engaged.

For everyone else, there isn't anything that is above average or overly worthwhile about it. The plot is as formulaic as they come, and the acting, although not bad, doesn't really feature any standout performances. This is an average computer-animated feature in every sense of the word. You don't learn anything new about Garfield, Odie, or Jon. For die-hard fans only.

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