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

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  21 November 2003 (USA)
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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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Cats with hats only! See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£7,500,297 (UK) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

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

When Lawrence sees the Cat in disguise, he doesn't sneeze. However, it is revealed in an earlier encounter and a later encounter that he is allergic to cats, because he sneezed when he was exposed to the cat at those times. His senses would've still caused him to sneeze even when he was unaware that it was the cat. See more »

Quotes

The Cat: [showing his car] Here she is, the Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger, or S-L-O-W for short.
Sally: S-L-O-W?
The Cat: Yeah, S.L.O.W. It's better than the last thing we had: Super Hydraulic Instantaneous Transporter.
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The Cat: No! Quick! To the S.L.O.W.!
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Crazy Credits

During the animated opening logos, the Cat is fishing in the moon of the DreamWorks logo, the Universal globe morphs into the star ball, while the Fish can be seen darting into the water during the Imagine logo. See more »

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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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Holds the distinct honor of being one of two movies in the theater I've ever walked out on.
22 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I assumed this movie would be stupid, I honestly did, I gave it an incredibly low standard to meet. The only reason I even saw it was because there were a bunch of girls going (different story for a different time). As I began watching I noticed something, this film was terrible. Now there are two types of terrible, there's Freddy vs. Jason terrible, where you and your friends sit back and laugh and joke about how terrible it is, and then there is a movie like this. The Cat in The Hat failed to create even a momentary interest in me. As I watched the first bit of it not only was I bored senseless, but I felt as though I had in some way been violated by the horrendousness of said movie. Mike Myers is usually brilliant, I love the majority of his work, but something in this movie didn't click. One of the things that the director/producers/writers/whatevers changed was that they refused to use any of the colors of the original book (red, black, white) on any character but the Cat. Coincidentally or not, they also refused to capture any of the original (and i hate to use this word, but it fits) zaniness of the original. The book was like an Ice Cream Sunday, colorful and delicious, and the movie was about as bland and hard to swallow as sawdust.

Avoid this like a leprous prostitute.


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