‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ Debuts On Lifetime
Grumpy Cat, aka Tardar Sauce, made her movie debut this weekend on Lifetime, starring in 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'.
Being the cat lover that I am, I was very excited to watch this movie, and had some pretty high hopes for it. Unfortunately, I was pretty let down. The movie was about 2 hours long, which is pretty much my limit when it comes to watching movies, so that's a good thing. I just don't have the attention span to sit in one spot for more than that amount of time. I also dvr'd it, so after fast forwarding through the commercials, it was even shorter, yes!!
Basically, the story is about a cat, 'Grumpy Cat' who lives at a pet store in the mall because she's been purchased and returned a couple of times because she's so grumpy. A little girl named Chrystal is a frequent visitor to the mall and the pet store, and is looking for a friend. She makes a wish in a wishing well in the mall, asking for a friend who understands her, and shortly after, she and Grumpy Cat become inseparable.
Then the bad guys enter the picture. Donny and Zac are wannabe rockstars, looking to buy a tour bus with the money they steal from robbing the mall. They try hitting up a jewelry store, but realize they won't get enough money there...so they move on to the pet store that has a dog for sale worth a million dollars. The pet store is in danger of closing, and the owner is hoping this dog, Jojo, will save the day.
The mall security guard pretends to be on Chrystal's side, and tricks her into thinking he's trying to catch the bad guys. Donny and Zac break into the mall, steal the dog, or try to, but leave their keys behind. Chrystal also broke into the mall, she takes the wannabe crooks keys, so they can't escape with the dog. They go on a wild mall chase, she throws the keys into the wishing well. She then finds George the security guard tied up, she unties him, thinking she's helping him to catch the bad guys. Plot twist, turns out, he's on their side all along. He put these two crooks up to robbing the mall for him so he could have some money to retire with. She figures it out and tries to escape with Grumpy Cat in tow, and tries to save the million dollar dog Jojo too, in order the keep the pet store in business.
The ending is pretty predictable, of course the bad guys get caught, but not before we see a 12 year old girl (Chrystal) drive a sporty red Camaro through the mall and chase the guys through the parking lot...in the car, driving it like a pro. Sure, that was super believable...
Chrystal ends up adopting Grumpy Cat and they all live happily ever after....I guess....
If you read this and thought, wow, this doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, you're right. It didn't make much sense and was kind of a dumb movie. The voice of Grumpy Cat, Aubrey Plaza, was great, she was spot on with her deadpan comedy style and that was probably the highlight of the movie. I wanted to see if other people liked it, so I read some reviews online and found this poll:
I gave it a "D", it wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, that trophy goes to Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy'...now THAT is the worst movie ever...but it wasn't exactly good. I wouldn't watch it again, but if Lifetime decides to put out a sequel, c'mon, it's about a cat, of course I'm gonna watch!