Nine Lives is a comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of a family's cat.
Why It Sucks
- Unoriginal story and unfunny jokes.
- Terrible acting.
- The characters are unlikable, with the worst traits going to Rebecca’s friend and her mother. They also don't know how to take care of a cat. They let the cat loose without putting out its food, water or litter box until the next morning. Then they put the litter box next to the food, which is pretty much the same thing as placing a dinner table next to the toilet.
- Inappropriate scenes, for example, two security guards of the protagonist's corporation was about to shoot the cat with a taser. Another example is that the son jumped off a building to commit suicide because he couldn't save his father's corporation... in a PG-rated movie.
- Tiresome plot with a surprisingly bad ending.
- Forgettable and unoriginal moments.
- This is basically The Shaggy Dog, but even more boring, and the dog has been replaced with a cat.
- Toilet humor, especially the scene when the cat pees in a purse.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Seeing all the various celebrity cats like Lil Bub and Waffles make cameos is cute.
Nine Lives received negative reviews from critics and audiences. The film currently holds a 14% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic consensus that reads "Not meow, not ever." Susan Wloszczyna of RogerEbert.com awarded the film a zero out of four stars and stated "Let's just say I have been to wakes that have elicited more laughs."
The film opened up at #6 on its opening weekend grossing $6,249,915 domestically. The film later made a total domestic gross of $19,700,032. In foreign territories, the film grossed $38,114,413. Overall, the film grossed $57,814,445 against its $30 million budget.