Parents' Guide to

Garfield's Fun Fest

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lame, convoluted movie has rude behavior and mature themes.

Movie NR 2008 79 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


It’s so scary in the scene where Garfield uses Flextape
age 18+


The directors character is a play on a Nazi and Benita steadman is the wealthy jew and at 9 minutes and 33 seconds into the show, the directors assistant says "oh, Jews" in reference to the Benita character! Shame on the production company for promoting this as a children's movie! That is deplorable!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Ironically, for a movie that's all about a quest to find the real meaning of funny, this isn't a very funny movie. The plot is convoluted, and the notions behind it -- various theories on how to construct a joke or what makes one funny -- likely would go right over the heads of kids who just want to see a fun CGI cat movie. More problematic are the copious fat jokes, which are surely nothing most parents would want to normalize for kids at home, much less to give them an opportunity to repeat elsewhere.

That said, older kids who understand "Garfield humor" (or oxymorons) may laugh through this and enjoy some of the slapstick and silliness of another commercial notch on the Garfield merch post. Parents who loved the Garfield comics growing up may feel nostalgic or very possibly wonder why they ever thought it was funny in the first place.

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