Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006, USA/GER) C-86m. ** D: Tim Hill. Starring Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Ian Abercrombie, Roger Rees, voices of Bill Murray, Tim Curry, Bob Hoskins, Sharon Osbourne, Richard E. Grant, Vinnie Jones, Rhys Ifans, narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne. Not-bad children's movie about cartoonist Jim Davis' lasagne-loving cat, who we see in his second big-screen adventure following a 2004 adaptation. Here, Garfield's owner Meyer follows his girlfriend Hewitt to London, where the cat gets mixed up with an aristocratic feline, who looks just like him. And, wouldn't you know it, there's an evil guy (Connolly), who wants to trick "his highness" out of a huge inheritance (ARISTOCATS, anybody?). Derivative, innocuous, but not unfunny, small fry will go for it.

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