One of the most interesting upcoming family focused comedies of 2016 – and certainly one of the most unique family focused comedies we’ve seen in quite a while – the new movie Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner is an interesting take on the “body swap” movie premise that has really cemented itself into a lot of comedies released over the last 15 years.

Kevin Spacey takes a major departure from the role that he is probably most well-known for right now on House of Cards, and it is definitely going to be a major culture shock the first time that you see him onscreen in this film.

This definitely isn’t your Kevin Spacey that you are used to on the hit Netflix Original, but instead a much kinder, a much more gentler, and a much more humorous Kevin Spacey that we haven’t seen on screen in quite a while.

Yes, the general premise of the movie is pretty standard run-of-the-mill stuff for a body swap family comedy, but that doesn’t mean that the film isn’t still worthy of checking out.

You’ve got Spacey playing the business tycoon that doesn’t spend a lot of time with his family anymore with priorities all out of whack being transported into the body of a cat – with a really cool cameo by Christopher Walken facilitating this swap – but you also have quite a few laughs along the way.

The big push of the movie is the emotional reconciliation that Spacey’s character has to go through to win back his family, and he has to do so within one week or he’s going to be stuck as a cat for the rest of his life!

The movie is an English-language French comedy set to be released in Europe before it makes its way over to the United States. The launch is planned for August 5 (though the date has already been pushed back a couple of times), and it will be exciting to see how this film does when it finally releases.

August is a big month for summer blockbuster releases traditionally, and this August is no different. Nine Lives is going to be going up against some pretty stiff box office competition, but as long as it doesn’t get its release date pushed back to December – when the first ever Star Wars short “Rogue One” is set to be released – it shouldn’t have all that much difficulty climbing to the top of the box office charts.

If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun to have with the whole crew at the movies this summer, and especially if you’re interested in seeing Kevin Spacey plays someone other than the traditional super villain that he’s been playing for so long now, you’ll want to check out Nine Lives.

With a run time of just over 87 minutes it’s going to be that good old-fashioned family fun flick that has gone missing from the local cinema in recent years, and you’ll definitely want to grab tickets and check it out before it leaves the box office in the fall!