Opening 10 Aug 2006
Garfield, the big orange butterball feline favorite of comic strips world wide, is back in a second adventure film voiced by Bill Murray, who captures Garfield’s cattitude purrfectly. Garfield excitedly smells a yummy dinner prepared by housemate Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) but is dismayed when he learns the feast is for Jon’s girlfriend Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt) so he can propose. When Liz arrives she announces she must leave for London immediately to give a speech. Jon decides to follow Liz, unaware that Garfield and Odie, the clueless canine, are snuggled in his suitcase.
Across the Atlantic, a Garfield doppelgänger called Prince just inherited Castle Carlyle for life, greatly disappointing Lord Dargis who expected his aunt to leave him the estate. Lord Dargis cannot wait to turn the castle into a modern spa and luxury flat complex so he sends Prince down the River Thames in a basket. Garfield hits the streets of London and is picked up as the lost Prince. Jon finds Prince climbing out of a sewer and mistakes him for Garfield. As Garfield learns to enjoy royal treatment at the castle, Prince hits the pubs with Odie and finds a taste for lasagna. Prince tires of the paw-per existence and assisted by Odie, returns to the castle where Liz is giving her speech. Garfield and Prince team up to vanquish the evil Lord Dargis and preserve Castle Carlyle for the rightful animal heirs, with a little help from their humans. Directed by Tim Hill, this flick is fluffy fun for friends of furry felines. (Mary Nyiri)