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Film Review: 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'

Tanya Mardirossian |
December 7, 2014 | 11:08 p.m. PST

Associate Entertainment Editor

Grumpy Cat (Twitter/ @Alex_Ogle)
Grumpy Cat (Twitter/ @Alex_Ogle)
“Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” premiered on Lifetime on Nov. 30, and the web-famous cat’s year ends with her own movie—yes, Grumpy Cat is a girl. 

With calendars and memes, Grumpy Cat gets her own one hour and 26 minute movie. 

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Grumpy’s an angry-faced cat in a mall pet shop. The reason for her grumpiness and negative view on life is due to the fact that she’s been adopted twice, and was returned to the pet shop in both cases.

In the meantime, she complains about the other pets in the store for being too happy. Chrystal (Megan Carpentier), a young girl who helps out at the pet shop wishes for a friend to listen to and understand her on a magic coin. Guess who that lucky someone is.

The two—the cat and the girl—end up in an odd adventure trying to catch two rogue musicians attempting to steal a dog worth $1 million. 

Some scenes of the film drag on, and take away from the whole Grumpy Cat excitement. 

Some references made it seem clear that Lifetime is well aware of its reputation, like "Don't get all sappy on me. Wait...I forgot, it's a Lifetime movie."

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A reference in the movie was made about Lifetime’s typical movies involving affairs and rape stories.

The film advertised Grumpy Cat products. Really, it made it seem more like a movie-long advertisement than a holiday film.

Overall, the film was a joke, perhaps something that can be enjoyed by young kids.

After all, it’s a film about a woman (Aubrey Plaza) voicing a cat. This isn’t “Garfield” so it looks like the cat is actually talking. It’s a film filled with speech bubbles and the cat’s dialogue that says something rude or sad and ends with a “meow.”

Like many films, the somewhat humorous parts were already displayed in the trailer. 

The next chance to watch the movie is on Dec. 21 and it is also available on iTunes. 

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