Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in ... See full summary »
The National Theatre's production of The Cat in the Hat is a lively, engaging theatre experience for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.
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
The original opening credits featured thoughts leaking out of the cat's head, but the idea was scrapped. See more »
As the children are waiting for the door to open as their mother returns they reach out and hold hands with each other. But when the door opens to reveal the Cat the children area standing apart and not holding hands. See more »
Someone else should drive!
Alright, you win. Concrete, you drive.
[gives Conrad the wheel]
Are you serious?
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.
This is awesome!
I want to drive.
I think that's a great idea.
[gives Sally another wheel]
Wait, two people can't drive at the same time.
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All the opening logos are animated "Dr. Seuss-style". See more »
For any forty-something pseudo-Boomer like myself, who grew up and learned how to read with the Seuss books, well, this film is an insult. There is NO way I'd let my kids watch this crude, stupid garbage. My jaw dropped scene, after scene, after scene. What Hollywood "suit" OK'd this thing? It is mean-spirited, raunchy and ugly. My little nephew started CRYING about thirty minutes into the film. Characters burp, curse, urinate, pick their nose, expose their posterior, etc.
I realize that young viewers don't understand the significance of Dr. Seuss, and the change his many children's books brought to the world of publishing.
This film is the antithesis of what he had in mind, and I am furious with his family for allowing this Hollywood monster to be unleashed.
PARENTS - don't let your kids think that this is what the Seuss universe is all about.....buy them the books, and skip these LAME films. Or, show them the "Horton Hears a Who" animated classic from the 70s.
Universal & Dreamworks, you have a really ANGRY viewer. Stop allowing inexperienced PRODUCTION DESIGNERS to direct your big-budget films. You could have had a classic on your hands, but instead you have the honor of having spent millions on one of IMDb's "Bottom 100 Films."
One of the worst films I have ever seen.
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