Nine Lives Movie Review {Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner & Christopher Walken} #NineLives

Nine Lives Movie Review {Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner & Christopher Walken} #NineLives

Let me just say before I go into this review that I have stepped out of my comfort zone to review this film. I have never been a big fan of kid’s films. Even when I was a kid I stuck to more of the action and comedy films than anything. I could probably count on one hand the number of kid’s films that I have seen in my lifetime. So, seeing the new film Nine Lives was a little bit different for me. I am not saying that kid’s films are bad, but they are just not my thing. However, I have to admit that the few that I have watched were good. So, there are two schools of thought here: either my inexperience with kid’s movies makes me unqualified to give a good review, or my inexperience with kid’s movies makes me more objective, which means this review will be better than most. I guess that will be up to you to decide.

Nine Lives Movie Review

Nine Lives stars Kevin Spacey as Tom Brand, one of the richest people in Manhattan. He is obsessed with building the tallest building in the northern hemisphere. He is so obsessed, in fact, that he is forgetting his family. His wife, Lara (Jennifer Garner), daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman) and son David (Robbie Amell) all have suffered for his obsession.

Nine Lives Movie Review {Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner & Christopher Walken} #NineLives

On the eve of his daughter’s eleventh birthday, Tom asks her what she wants for her special day. She asks for a cat. Reluctantly, Tom agrees to get her one. So, on the way to her party, he stops by an off-the-beaten-path pet shop owned by Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken) to pick up the cat, named Mr. Fuzzypants. He receives an emergency phone call to come to his new beloved skyscraper. At the top he meets his company’s young president, Ian Cox (Mark Consuelos) and receives some bad news. After an altercation with Cox, a freak accident sends Brand tumbling over the edge of the building, along with Mr. Fuzzypants.

Brand awakens to find himself trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants, the cat. What ensues is a hilarious attempt to make his family realize that he is the cat, and an attempt to save his company from being sold from under him, while his human body lies in the hospital in a coma.

My Thoughts

This is a good kid’s movie with a wonderful moral to it. When we get lost in our work, we tend to forget that family is more important. The story line is a bit rehashed. Think Groundhog Day meets Freaky Friday meets Mr. Destiny. It’s very similar overall. However, the cat made it fun (I’m a huge cat fan, so I can attest). The acting was solid, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner give good performances, as does Christopher Walken. If you are looking for a good family movie, especially for the younger members of your family, you will enjoy this film. I would give it 3 and a half stars out of 5. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining and will enjoy it on your night at the movies.

Did You Agree With Our Nine Lives Movie Review?

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About Jay Crawford

Jay is a die hard sports fan {football and college basketball being his favorites}. His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers and Tarheels and, of course, his alma mater, the Appalachian Mountaineers. He spends his free time listening to music, especially KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music, and watching comic book and action movies. The more special effects - the better.


  1. We haven’t had a chance to see this movie yet. We don’t normally watch movies like this now that the kids are older, but it’s Kevin Spacey so…
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  2. This looks like a super cute movie. I know movies like this are geared towards smaller kids, but with Jennifer Garner and Kevin Spacey, how could you NOT go to see it?
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  3. Nine Lives is a great family movie. I love watching comedy and this one even has moral lessons weaved into the story line. I could watch this over and over again and still have the same level of enthusiasm!
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  4. Catherine Sargent says

    This looks like such a cute movie. I will have to take my niece and nephew to see it.

  5. I haven’t seen this movie yet. I have heard good things about it though.

  6. This looked like it could have been funny.

  7. This looks like it will be such a great movie. My kids and I are looking forward to checking it out when we can. I love the cast!

  8. I’m not a kid movie person either, but I do love cats so this movie caught my attention. I figured it would be kind of like the same story we’ve seen before but hey as long as there is a cat in it, I’m game.
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  9. I thought it was a cute movie and my kids really liked it. But to me, it seemed like something we’d watch at home as a special on a kids’ channel rather than a big screen movie.
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  10. I love Kevin Spacey! I had no idea this movie was even coming out but it looks great!
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  11. I think this movie looks cute for a family night out. I’m partial to cats, too 🙂
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  12. My son is especially anxious to see this movie, so I appreciate the review. How could you go wrong with such an awesome cast?
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  13. I can see this being a good one to watch with kids. I’d be excited to see Kevin Spacey’s performance in a comedic role.

  14. It sounds like this movie is pretty good! I think that this is something that my kids would definitely enjoy!
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  15. This is exciting movie! I’m sure that this is worth to watch.
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  16. Ann Bacciaglia says

    As a cat person I am so excited to see this movie. It looks like it is going to be hilarious.

  17. Nikki Wayne says

    I’ve seen the trailer and it is really a nice movie! I can’t wait to see if the cat will eventually turn into the human form.

  18. I really want to see this! The trailer looks hilarious and I love Jennifer Garner!
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  19. I haven’t seen it yet but plan to take my daughter… she LOVES cats.

  20. I am like you I dont get into kiddie movies as much because I am no longer a kid and I dont have kids…but I will watch them if it interest me. Thanks for the review because I saw no trailers for this so I appreciate your review and checked out the trailer on your site!
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  21. Amy Desrosiers says

    I have heard this is a great movie! I am interested in seeing it with my kids.

  22. This look so cute to me. I like Jennifer Garner too.

  23. This movie looks like it is going to be so cute. I would love to watch even if my kids don’t.

  24. Mellissa Williams says

    I am a cat lover and so any movies that deal with cats are ones that I would love. Thanks for sharing about this one.

  25. Shelby Bromley says

    Sounds so entertaining! Great cast. I’ll have to see this.

  26. Hi Jay. I’ve watched this movie with my kids and cats )) so really aggre with you. Great storry with good moral and saturated fun. What do you think about second part? Worth wait to sequel ? Thanks for sharing.

  27. Awww I saw the trailer for this and it looks really funny! Love cats!!! I must get round to watching it soon 🙂
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