Garfield: The Movie
Garfield: The Movie, officially called Garfield, is a 2004 live-action/computer-animated family fantasy buddy comedy film inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. In this film, Garfield is the large, obese cat was created with computer animation, though all other animals were real. Bill Murray provides the voice of Garfield.
- Directed by Peter Hewitt. Produced by John Davis. Written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Music by Christophe Beck.
- Nermal: Why would he do a thing like that?
- Garfield: Gee, I don't know, Nermal.
- Nermal: It just seems like a weird thing to do, bringing a dog into a house that already has a cat.
- Garfield: Can we drop it? I mean, it's no big deal. It's just a splattered bug on the windshield of my life.
- Nermal: A bug?
- Garfield: A dimwitted, smelly, goofy...splattered bug that I will deal with appropriately and enthusiastically.
- [part of the opening scene, when Garfield wakes up and tries to wake Jon up]
- Garfield: Oh, Sleeping Beauty, wake up. You can stop dreaming about me, because I'm here. Now, just wake up. You've got work to do. You're not just my owner, you're my primary caregiver.
- Jon: [still asleep] Not now, Garfield. [throws his arm over him]
- Luca: You're on the wrong side of the street, fat cat. Beat it!
- Garfield: And you, Luca, the wrong side of the evolutionary curve.
- Luca: Okay, that's it. You're gonna get it good today.
- Garfield: I make a point to get it good every day. The real question, Luca, is how shall I outwit you this time?
- Luca: What?
- Garfield: Shall I baffle you with simple math?
- Luca: I know how to spell.
- Garfield: Or should I distract you with something shiny?
- Luca: Now you're making fun of me.
- Garfield: I hope so. You're no fun to look at.
- Luca: You'll never get the best of me, ya li--! Uhh.
- Garfield: I think I just did.
- Luca: [realising that Garfield has tangled his [Luca's] chain around the duck statuettes in his owner's front garden] Not the ducks again!
- Garfield: Jump back! And kiss myself. Oooh!
- Luca: If I ever get off this chain, you're goin' down.
- Garfield: Everybody back up! I don't know how wild this thing is gonna get. I love the smell of cinnamon-apple in the morning. It smells like... victory.
- Luca: God! I hate this fat cat.
- [Jon is in his office downstairs in his house, working on his computer. Garfield is sitting on the desk]
- Garfield: [feel relaxed] Aah. So much time and so little I need to do. [Just a chubby little mouse appears when Jon spots it]
- Jon: Mouse! [Garfield also spots]
- Garfield: No thanks, I'm full.
- Garfield: [feel relaxed at home] Oh, do I feel good this morning. I slept like a fat cat. Hey, tall dark and human, what's for breakfast?
- Jon: [looking for Odie, concerned] Odie! Where are you boy?
- Garfield: Relax, I think he was gonna camp out.
- Jon: Odie?
- Garfield: Well, he probably had a sleepover at Luca's, I think.
- Jon: Odie! Odie?
- Garfield: Well, maybe he's fetching the paper for the neighbors. Where is that silly dog?
- Garfield: Oh...delicious!
[Arlene and Nermal while watching Odie, who is very sad after Garfield locked him out]
- Arlene: Poor Odie. That cat is such a pig!
- Nermal: Garfield's a pig?
- Arlene: You never put the dog out at night.
- Nermal: Why not?
- Arlene: Because dogs...run away.
- Happy Chapman: Any sign from the network yet?
- Wendell: No, but they're looking for a dog act on Good Day New York.
- Happy Chapman: Dog act?! Story of my life: Looking for a dog and I'm stuck with a cat!
- Wendell: I thought the segment went quite well!
- Happy Chapman: (mockingly) "I thought the segment went quite well!" Of course it went well, you toad. The fifty housewives who saw it, loved it.
(While Jon kicks Garfield out of the house at night, after Garfield accidentally wrecked the house)
- Garfield: You just can't do this, Jon. He's trying to tear us apart. Don't you see that? You know me, I'm too lazy to try to destroy your house. I was provoked, pushed, prodded, driven mad. You can't kick me out of my own house like I'm some kind of animal! Oh, come on, Jon. Jon! You know I'm scared in the dark.
[Arlene, Luca and Nermal confront Garfield for what he did to Odie]
- Luca: Hey! What are you lookin' at?
- Garfield: Nothing, just looking for some company.
- Nermal: Keep walking, creepo.
- Garfield: What's going on?
- Arlene: We know how much you hated Odie. We know how much you wanted him gone.
- Garfield: Wait a minute. All I wanted was to sleep in my own bed!
- Arlene: And to do it, you cast Odie out into the cold, cruel world?!
- Nermal: We saw how you locked Odie outside last night!
- Garfield: Oh, I don't believe you, guys. I didn't know he was gonna run away. He's a dumb dog! No, offense, Luca?
- Luca: Uh, what?
- Garfield: You can't blame me for that.
- Nermal: Any one of us could be next.
- Arlene: Yeah. There's no room for anybody else in Garfield's world.
- Garfield: Huh? Oh, that's a little dramatic.
[Jon gives Garfield some mashed up cat-food and sets down his own microwavable hash-browns next to Garfield's cat food bowl]
- Jon: It's liver-flavored. [walks over to the sink]
- Garfield: [sarcastically] Mmm, delicious. [disgusted] Yuck! [when Jon comes back with a fork, he does not notice that Garfield has taken his hash-browns and has put his own bowl of cat-food where Jon left his own breakfast; Jon accidentally takes a bite of the cat food]
- Jon: [disgusted] Ugh. Oh, liver! [he runs to the sink and spits in it as he turns on the faucet]
- Garfield: [smugly] Well, actually, it's liver-flavored.
- Arlene: Garfield, are you alright?
- Garfield: I think so. Luca's about to have Odie for lunch.
- Arlene: If it wasn't for Odie, you'd be Luca's chew toy.
- Nermal: Yeah, he saved your life. Odie's a hero!
- Garfield: Thanks a lot, partner.
- Louis: Oh, yeah. Hold up, G.
- Garfield: What?
- Louis: Watch out for the po-po. You know, 5-o? Control-o?
- Garfield: [confused] Huh?
- Louis: Animal control, man!
- Garfield: Oh, that po-po.
[Louis, a chubby little mouse who was running when Garfield arrives]
- Garfield: Louis, what are you doing in the house when Jon's home?
- Louis: Sorry, Garfield. Man, I couldn't help it.
- Garfield: Look, when he sees you, he expects more from me. Don't you get that?
- Louis: Jon's got those macadamia nut cookies I'm trying to maintain. You understand?
- Garfield: Sure, as long as you understand that I have to eat you. [Louis moans]
- Happy Chapman: [annoyed] I can't go on like this anymore, Wendell. I've got to get a dog.
- Wendell: Well, I think that is a lovely idea! I know you've been sad and lonely since the divorce, and I've tried to be a friend--
- Happy Chapman: Not for me, you imbecile; For the act. If I could get my hands on a really talented dog, wouldn't Walter J. just choke on his Emmy?
- Wendell: [sees something] Like Odie?
- Happy Chapman: Yeah, yeah. Now he was good. He was kind of dopey-looking and spry and--
- Wendell: [sees a poster saying "Dog found"] Lost. [see Odie on the poster]
- Happy Chapman: Huh? [Chapman comes over to the window to see the "Dog Found" poster; His eyes widen upon recognizing the dog]
- Happy Chapman: I believe you found my dog. He answers to "Odie".
- Mrs. Baker: Odie?
- Happy Chapman: Family name. Oh, Odie! Oh, come on! There you are! Yes! I can live again now. How could I ever repay you?
- Mrs. Baker: An autograph would be splendid!
- Happy Chapman: Then splendid it shall be.
Garfield: You know... I think I had a nightmare like this once. [Garfield screaming and falling into lasagna truck crashes and exploding] Once again, my life has been saved by the miracle... of lasagna.
Garfield: Why? Why has this happened? I was the one. It was all about me? Not about some stupid-- snivelling, smelly-- high-maintenance, disco dog? [Garfield becomes upset and kicks the ball into a standard lamp] Oh, no.
About Garfield: The MovieEdit
- So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, "Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?" And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by that Joel Coen.
- Bill Murray "Bill Murray Voiced 'Garfield' Because He Confusedly Thought The Screenwriter Was Someone Else", as quoted by Aly Weisman, Business Insider, Jan. 21, 2014.