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Jon travels to London to surprise his girlfriend with a proposal. Garfield follows and ends up being mistaken for a royal cat who has just inherited a castle. Garfield is given the royal treatment until Lord Dargis is determined to do away with Garfield and turn the castle into a resort.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers:Children loved Garfield, but they tend to love every kids movie. Parents weren't real impressed, but their opinions weren't bad. About half of the adult males enjoyed it quite a bit and the rest rated it average to below average. Adult female opinions were slightly lower. More of them rated it in the average to above average range but fewer of them truly enjoyed it. Since virtually no one disliked this movie, I have no problem recommending it as a good movie to take the kids to see.
GARFIELD, the world's favorite cat, has begun his very own British Invasion, wreaking havoc on the entire United Kingdom. He's traveled across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (BRECKIN MEYER), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson (JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT).
Garfield came…he saw…he conquered: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard and his new favorite dish: minced pie (okay, it's not lasagna, but you can't have everything). As befitting an adventure worthy of a feline phenomenon, Garfield has switched places with Prince, a royal cat who has just inherited a castle. Now the castle is Garfield's – and who's more deserving?
In the grand estate Garfield now calls home, he's receiving the royal treatment, including a butler and an international array of four-legged servants and followers. It's a life fit for a king…even though Garfield is only a prince; in fact, he's the real "Prince and the Paw-purr.”
Uneasy is the head, however, that wears the crown. Lord Dargis, who is next in line to inherit the estate, wants Prince/Garfield out of the picture. And Garfield finds his bigger, better, more purr-fect world turned upside down in this tale of two kitties.