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Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (Full Screen Edition)
Dr Seuss' The Cat In The Hat
Full Screen Edition
Actors: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2004     1hr 22min

Live action version of the story in which a cat in a hat wrecks havoc on the house of two children while their mother is away, then magically cleans up. — Genre: Feature Film Family — Rating: PG — Release Date: 14-FEB-2006 — M...  more »

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Actors: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Comedy, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Live,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/16/2004
Original Release Date: 11/21/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Jasmine R. from HIAWASSEE, GA
Reviewed on 5/9/2010...
This movie is NOT appropriate for kids in my opinion. They make a joke about a "dirty hoe" which to me is not something children should here. There is also a part in the movie where Paris Hilton is wearing a very provocative costume while she is dancing in a club scene.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer S. from FORT RUCKER, AL
Reviewed on 2/17/2010...
The kids loved the book, and the movie is funny, but Mike Myers laugh is a little grating on my ears. Kids will love it though.
Celena R. (Ayronsmom)
Reviewed on 6/10/2009...
This movie is a great idea for older children, there are phrases and sayings that are not apropriate for small children.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Dawn W. from COSHOCTON, OH
Reviewed on 12/5/2008...
This movie is questionable for the PG rating. There are a couple of unnecessary comments in a movie geared for kids. PG-13 would have solved that and I wouldn't have played it for a 5 year old then found myself telling him for days that yelling "dirty hoe" was inappropriate.

In the spirit of shrek and the other recent releases of kid movies that entertain the adults with clever humor I really didn't find anything "clever" here. The few adult oriented lines such as the one above about the "dirty hoe" , stick out from the rest of the movie dialog in a way that seem forced. It was like they wrote a great little kids movie then went back and forced some adult humor into the script hoping for a duel audience win over. It don't work.

The slap stick comedy is good for some giggles, and there are some lines that were allot of fun, but overall I found "cats" laugh so annoying that it was hard to focus on the rest of the dialogue. Most of all, I wouldn't want to watch this over and over .. and I sure don't want my kids to - so I sent my copy (on vcr tape) to the local goodwill.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

No, really, it's terrible.
Benjamin | ATLANTA, Gabon | 12/02/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Someone wrote a review previously that said parents who were bashing this thing that dares to call itself DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT had forgotten that the primary reason for its existence was to entertain children. They wrote that their children's laughter was the most important thing to remember when sitting through this horrible piece of dreck.Visually, this film is interesting in the same way an acid dream would be. The actors are a group of talented people. But, in case you didn't notice it when you were watching the film or have had the good fortune not to see it yet, the jokes are lewd and inappropriate; the story was bloated unnecessarily. The movie exists for no reason except to make money. It was not done in the spirit of the original book. It was not done because someone found an appropriate or inspired approach to the material. (In fact, the film is boring, insipid, confusing and, for no reason at all, includes jokes about lawyers and insurance - jokes that I hope were lost on children.) The book is simple, entertaining, brief and to-the-point. It makes reading fun, and it encourages children and beginning readers to embrace a practice that will enrich their minds. This film does none of that. It's not even funny.Mike Myers would be better used in something else. Alec Baldwin really needs to find better projects than this. Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin are talented young actors who deserve better material, rather than having to create characters stuck in the middle of a mindless special-effects extravaganza.THE CAT IN THE HAT, if there was any justice, should make no money in the theaters. (Unfortunately, though, it has.) But a lot of people who've seen it hate the film. Hate it. Hate hate hate hate hate it. Take that as a warning."
Benjamin | 11/21/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we went to the movies
On that cold, cold, wet day.The Cat in the Hat
Was the movie we watched,
With a nightmarish Cat
In a role that was botched.Like the Grinch, this sad movie
Was doomed from the start,
With script far too long
For the story at heart.Yes, all the producers
Worked hard, it is true,
To stretch this short tale
To an hour or two But, no matter their efforts,
The result was quite bad
Leaving true Doc Seuss fans
Feeling tired and sad.The book's famous story
Was twisted and bleary,
With rampant ad libbing
And a Cat far too eerie.Why can't we accept
That it just isn't groovy
For every kids' story
To become a live movie?Seuss's quaint drawings,
So lithe and elastic,
When applied to us humans
Become something quite spastic!It's time to accept
That they don't translate well
To the dimensions of people.
It's a jump that won't sell!The fish was the one thing
This movie could boast.
Against which the live actors
Quite simply were toast!Why not make a movie,
Like old Monsters, Inc.?
Like the Toy Story flicks?
It would fly, I should think.Then the Cat and the Grinch,
Like the fish in this show,
Could just be themselves.
It would work, I just know!This movie, let's hope,
With its garbed human actors,
Is the last one we'll see
For the above-mentioned factors.Let's hope beyond hope
It's the last of abuses
To beloved childhood memories
And these stories of Seuss's.So if it's the Cat in the Hat
That you crave,
Just stick to the book.
There, I've finished this rave.Douglas McAllister"
This is not "The Cat in the Hat"
Benjamin | 12/05/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard some negative things about this movie but out of curiosity I decided to go see it. I figured that most of it was over blown. I am thankful that I didn't take any children to it. This movie is not appropriate for children. It is disrespectful to the spirit of "The Cat in the Hat" and all fine children's books. The humor is in the poorest taste. There is nothing funny about hepatitis. I now see why I was the only one in the theater."