The Cat In The Hat details
|Starring:||Mike Myers, Sean Hayes, Spencer Breslin, Kelly Preston, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
The Cat In The Hat
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Aug 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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rent it ....... you know you want to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!By I HATE HALF TERM ... from milton keynes , 01 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this film instead of, not because of, Mike Myers who is, apart from his excellent performance in Studio 54 a most over-rated talent,in my humble opinion.
I don't think his Cat was anywhere near a true reflection/interpretation of the character we see in the Dr. Seuss books. Myers does his own thing but in places is really,really funny (gulp!). My kids and I all loved it but then we are all male, so a succession of crude slapstick humour really appealed. My wife hated it probably because she is far too intelligent!
The film looks great. Reminiscent of Toys, the film makers have created a tremendously visual anarchic world that, to me, really appealed. The pace of the film is well-handled too.
On the downside, the kids are truely nauseating in that precocious way that American child actors seem to be. Dakota Fanning (nice name!) in particular made my skin crawl !! Alec Baldwin was a little hammy and Kelly Preston gave the impression that she was just there to make the numbers up.
In short, a very good Hollywood interpretation of an endearing classic. I have sat through some right old tosh with my kids (shudders at the thought of those accursed Pokemon movies!), but this film had enough to keep a fairly undemanding male like me perfectly entertained.
So leave your brain at the door, eat a bagful of blue Smarties and prepare yourself for a chucklefest!!!
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Fantastic family filmBy Steve from west bromwich, england , 15 Apr 2010This is an excellent film that kids and adults (big kids!) will love. It has managed to capture the magic from the dr. seuss books and bring it to the screen. Mike myers is at his best here (better than in any of the shrek movie's) as the king of mischief. There are plenty of funny moments for both kids and adults and the plot is suitably zany as you would expect given the source material. It is overall a film that everyone will enjoy, probably more than once! Shame there was no sequel.
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The Cat in the HatBy Mamapope (7 reviews) from Slough , 18 Mar 2010Not much of the original Dr Suess magic, as I remember it, is present in this film. That said, my 2 children absolutely loved this film & have watched it over & over again, so a huge hit with children which is really what Dr Suess intended I believe!! It has lead them on to read his other books and in my mind that makes it a hit with me!!
lovely storyBy fizzthetwizz (4 reviews) from Dover , 10 Mar 2010My children like rhyming stories.. and the cat in the hat continues rhyming all the way.. two children left home alone when a large overgrown cat turns up and gets the children to completely trash the house they have laughs and fun through the cat in the hat and then a mad dash to tidy up before mum comes home .. bad man who wants to be with mum ends up being grotesque and mum sees him for what he is .. really good quality fantastic acting .. and both my boys loved this..
The Cat In The HatBy legendkilla (14 reviews) from Cardiff , 14 Oct 2009My son enjoyed to watched it as he watched abt 5 to 6 times lol
the book was betterBy roseangela (11 reviews) from Sleaford , 20 Jun 2009Disappointed - my children really enjoyed the book and felt let down by the film.