Every now and then, the CGI effects in Garfield: The Movie
are less than perfect--which makes you realize of how astonishingly seamless the rest of the effects are. When Garfield's owner Jon (Breckin Meyer) agrees to take in a homeless dog so as to flirt with a sexy veterinarian (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Garfield does his best to oust the dog from the house. But when a greedy television performer (Stephen Tobolowsky) kidnaps the mutt for his own nefarious purposes, Garfield sets out on a rescue mission. Garfield
is a terrible movie, yet there's something weirdly compelling in its awfulness. Bill Murray, who voices the fat cat, has mastered a comic style that wallows fondly in ridiculousness. Perhaps, seduced by the siren call of Murray's voice, the audience can only marvel at the sublime junk of our culture. --Bret Fetzer
Jim Davis's self-centered, lasagne-loving cat Garfield becomes a star of the big screen in this live action/CGI family comedy adapted from the popular comic strip. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) and his pet cat Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) live in harmony together - until Jon introduces a new member to the family: Odie the loveable pooch. Jon adores Odie, not least because having two pets means twice as many trips to visit the the vet, Dr Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), with whom he is totally besotted. But Garfield is less keen, and orchestrates a 'dognapping' that he hopes should get rid of his rival once and for all.