'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'
(Aubrey Plaza, Russell Peters, Daniel Roebuck, et al / DVD / NR / 2014 / Lionsgate Films)
Overview: Grumpy Cat is a lonely cat living in a mall pet shop. Because she never gets chosen by customers, she develops a sour outlook on life...until one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk.
DVD Verdict: Did you know that Grumpy Cat was born on April 4th 2012 in Morristown, Arizona? No, nor did I ... anyway, on with the show, and Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) is hopelessly unsellable in the shopping mall pet store. She's very grumpy. The pet store is close to being closed but then they get a million $ dog. Mall Santa gives little girl Chrystal a wish and she asks for a friend. She helps out at the pet store and discovers that she can hear Grumpy. A couple of idiots try to dognap after the mall closes. Chyrstal goes back to the pet store after hours. Grumpy reluctantly helps Chyrstal thwart the dognapping!
Aubrey Plaza is the perfect sarcastic voice for Grumpy Cat. The movie works whenever she's doing Grumpy Cat. She gets to break down the fourth wall. She's great. The problem is the lame story surrounding Grumpy and the bad acting. The characters range from bland to annoying. Zack and Donny are really important comic characters like the Wet Bandits in Home Alone. But the actors are pretty bad. It's a Grumpy Cat movie that needs more Grumpy Cat, anything to keep the movie away from all the bad acting! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:77.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Grumpy Cat's Worst Ice Bucket Challenge Ever!