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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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Storyline

Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers') walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. Written by Anonymous

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Don't mess with the hat. See more »


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Rated PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres | See all certifications »

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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,831,465 (Australia) (2 April 2004)

Gross:

£7,500,297 (UK) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

The Cat costume is made of Angora and human hair and was fitted with a cooling system. To keep Myers cool during the outdoor shoots, a portable air conditioner was available that connected a hose to the suit between shots. The tail and ears were battery operated. See more »

Goofs

During the wide shot of Larry taking out his teeth, the glass on the side table already has his teeth in it. The closeup then shows Larry putting his teeth into an empty glass. See more »

Quotes

The Fish: Someone else should drive!
The Cat: Alright, you win. Concrete, you drive.
[gives Conrad the wheel]
Conrad: Are you serious?
The Cat: I don't know. A little voice inside of me is saying, "This is a bad idea." But I can barely hear that little voice, because an even louder little voice is screaming, "Let the twelve-year-old drive!" Now punch it.
Conrad: This is awesome!
Sally: I want to drive.
The Cat: I think that's a great idea.
[gives Sally another wheel]
Conrad: Wait, two people can't drive at the same time.
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Crazy Credits

All the opening logos are animated "Dr. Seuss-style". See more »

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Featured in The Nostalgia Critic: The Cat in the Hat (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tangerine Speedo
Written by Blake Smith and Fernando Dominguez
Performed by Caviar
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Hot JWP Music Inc.
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Waste of time!
2 January 2006 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

The only good thing about this unfunny dreck is that I didn't have to pay for it. I saw it for free at college. And if a college student can't find humor in something that was free, it's hopeless.

Stale acting and poor jokes cannot be masked by an excellent, yet bewildering set design (that goes out of its way to market Volkswagon Beetles). I don't know what Michaels Myers was doing in this movie, but I have never seen anything more depressing. This was nothing more than a blatant effort to capitalize on the previous success of the Grinch (which has its opponents, but I enjoyed it very much). It's difficult not to sit through this failure and wonder what better projects were passed over to fund it.

You want a funny Seuss adaptation? Go with the Grinch.


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