Grumpy Cat, Megan Charpentier, Daniel Roebuck, Russell Peters, David Lewis, Evan Todd, Isaac Haig, Shauna Johannesen, Casey Manderson, Tyler Johnston, Aubrey Plaza, Ryan Beil, Jean Hamilton, Dylan Poyser, Sidika Larbes

Grumpy Cat (Voiced by Aubrey Plaza), a famous internet meme, stars in her own Christmas movie from Lifetime. Grumpy Cat lives in the mall in a little pet store. The other pets there are very anxious to be adopted, but of course Grumpy Cat doesn’t care about much. A little girl Chrystal (Megan Charpentier) loves the shop and the animals who live there, but the owner is in financial trouble. He plans to obtain and sell a very valuable dog to pay his back rent, but some bad guys determine to steal the dog. Chrystal is locked in the mall, and it’s up to her skills and Grumpy Cat’s wisdom to survive the night.

There has been a tremendous amount of hype about this film. I have been doing the Christmas movie reviews for 5 years in a row now, since 2010. and I must admit that many years Lifetime has nailed it. To tell the truth, this year Lifetime has been really weak, and I’m not sure why. While Hallmark and UP TV have done an excellent job, Lifetime was really not very festive this year. It seems they put all the effort into bringing Grumpy Cat to the screen. This is unfortunate because it’s a pretty poor movie. The best thing is that Grumpy Cat doesn’t have a lot to do. The talking cat thing though is very “Guess Who’s Talking”-like which is really annoying. The rest of the movie is really better than the stupid cat. However, this is so “Paul Blart Mall Cop” that it’s nearly the same movie. All in all, it seems like an effort to take advantage of the popularity of the internet sensation, and very little effort in the story or the plot. Now I have to admit, I’m not really a Grumpy Cat fan, and I think most of the posts featuring this stupid cat are stretching it a bit. I also think that talking cat movies are not that hot either, so it starts with two strikes. There are probably some people who will like this film and who love the cat. That’s ok, but for me it really did not work, and I’m sorry to report that I didn’t really care for it very much.

[Click here for Lifetime’s home page for this film]

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