The Cat in the Hat

2006-03-30 12:22
 

This adaptation of the classic children's book stars Mike Meyers as the wily talking cat with a tall striped hat and more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Set in a make-believe world, the film tells the classic tale of a sister and brother, Sally (Dakota Fanning) and Conrad (Spencer Breslin), who pass a rainy afternoon with their crotchety baby sitter Mrs. Kwan (Amy Hill), during which they receive a visit from the mysterious Cat in the Hat, who leads them on a series of colourful, illogical, and wild misadventures.

Meanwhile their mother (Kelly Preston), her paranoid boss (Sean Hayes), and her phony boyfriend (Alec Baldwin), present obstacles for the children as they become part of the Cat's chaotic world.

What the critics are saying:

"Riotously ribald, seriously surreal, this moggy's more like a randy tomcat on a hallucinogenic batch of Viagra than the chaotically charming feline from Dr Seuss' book."
- Jamie Russell, BBCi Film

"A semi-intriguing abomination, the movie The Cat in the Hat takes a piece of classic childhood Americana and turns it into something garish, dumb, ugly and senseless."
- Liam Lacey, Globe And Mail

"Mangles one of the most famous children's books of the last 50 years, coarsening its charm in a stew of bathroom humor, ham-handed irony and cynical hucksterism."
- Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International


Hollywood and Mike Myers have succeeded in strangling all the charm out of Dr Seuss's classic children's book. Parental guidance definitely advised.

Ashleigh 2004/04/02 12:33 PM
Rocking the house down I thought that the movie was really good!! it was a "sit back and just be yourself" kind of movie. Most of all I loved it because I am a huge fan of Mike Myers. And any movie with him in it is bound to be a good one this one (or any Austin Powers ;)
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