Get ready for a purrr-fectly hilarious comedy adventure starring Christina Ricci (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) and Doug E. Doug (OPERATION DUMBO DROP). When her faithful tomcat D.C. (aka "Darn Cat") brings home an important clue to ... more »a mysterious kidnapping, 16-year-old Patti Randall finds her ho-hum hometown suddenly turned into a hotbed of criminal excitement! And when she teams up with rookie FBI Agent Kelso to try to solve the baffling crime ... these would-be detectives follow THAT DARN CAT into some unexpected surprises! Outrageous double identities and sidesplitting misadventures abound in this hit remake of the comedy classic that's motion picture fun for everyone!« less
"There are only a few movies where the remake is as good as or better than the original. This one is the worst I ever have seen. I have bought this on DVD in a PAL country expecting a reissue of a former released NTSC Laserdisc containing the original movie of 1965. What I have got was a production (1997) with shallow entertainment not even amusing or funny, created loveless.
Although the original movie exists in a restored version I don't understand why it is not yet released on DVD in place of that nonsense of 1997. Therefore I share the same opinion with the reviewer who said: "buy That Darn Cat (VHS) in place of That Darn Cat (DVD)"!"
B.P. | Wisconsin, United States | 05/15/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved the older version staring Hayley Mills and was curious to see how the remake measured up. Need less to say, I was not impressed. More often than not, I find sequels and remakes to be worse than the originals. This is just another example and the only outstanding part I found really funny was Zeke trying to think and act like a cat.It's likabe for kids because it's an "up-to-date" version. But in my opinion the older movie is much more entertaining, especially for adults. Besides it follows the book a lot closer than the newer production. I recommend seeing the old classic verses this one."
Anna M. Vandenhazel | West Valley City, UT USA | 08/15/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is one remake that shouldn't have been made! The only thing it has in common with the original is that a cat came home wearing a wristwatch on his neck, everything else is a totally new story that doesn't make any sense. It appears that the current producers disliked the original plot so they added a bunch of silly subplots just to fill space. The lady butcher in love with a security guard leaving packages of meat on his doorstep, the "bloody twig" clue which turned out to be a maraschino cherry stem, the person who hasn't left their apartment for years, etc. were all distracting elements that nobody would have missed had they been left out.My sons hadn't seen the original yet, and they thought this movie was stupid. They did enjoy the original when I rented it the following week."
Not nearly as good as the original!
Matthew DeLuca | Tulsa, OK | 08/13/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While the remake version of "That Darn Cat" was pretty good, it pales in comparison to the classic original with the Siamese Cat. Instead of spending my money on this version, I will anxiously await the day when the original 1965 version of "That Darn Cat" comes to DVD !"
A VIEWER FROM PLAINFIELD,CT
Matthew DeLuca | 05/06/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you really like this movie, go with the original from 1965. Hayley Mills and Dean Jones are a better and enjoyable combo to watch instead of Christina Ricci and Doug E.Doug. If it wasn't for that cute gray tabby cat, I would have totally passed on this one. The acting and writing were lame.....At least the film ends within an hour and a half, so you won't make it a habit to look at your watch or wall clock while watching!"