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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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

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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat  »

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$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,329,160 (USA) (21 November 2003)

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$100,446,895 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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This is the second film adaptation to a children's book from Dreamworks to star Mike Myers and feature two songs performed by Smash Mouth. The first being Shrek (2001) film, which was adapted from a picture book by William Steig and featured "All Star" and "I'm a Believer". See more »

Goofs

After the crash in the automobile, one of Sally's pigtails falls down. A short while later, the pig tail is fixed and back where it's supposed to be. See more »

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[repeated line]
The Cat: Oh yeah!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Gang's All Here (1943) See more »

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Big Mon
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Ricky Skaggs and Friends
Courtesy of Lyric Street Records
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For People Who Don't Get Dr. Seuss
14 March 2005 | by (Boulder, Colorado US) – See all my reviews

This movie was physically painful to sit through, maybe because (like many people my age, and younger) I grew up with Dr. Seuss and loved his books - funny, clever, whimsical and subversive at the same time. "The Cat in the Hat" sucks all of the interest and spark out of the story, and Mike Myer's performance as the Cat is mostly bewildering. Why the Borscht Belt accent, the unfunny patter, the inappropriate jokes, the charmless costume? I had to go back and re-read the books to see the real problem: the books are SIMPLE. This movie is OVERBLOWN and way, way too long.

You don't expect every kids' movie to be Toy Story or The Iron Giant, but this one set a new low. How could Mike Myers need the money?


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