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Miss Minoes (2001)

Minoes (original title)
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A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Director:

Vincent Bal

Writers:

Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel), Tamara Bos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Maassen ... Tibbe
Carice van Houten ... Minoes
Sarah Bannier Sarah Bannier ... Bibi
Pierre Bokma ... Ellemeet
Marisa Van Eyle Marisa Van Eyle ... Mevrouw Ellemeet
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Mevrouw van Dam
Kees Hulst Kees Hulst ... Meneer van Dam
Hans Kesting Hans Kesting ... Harry de Haringman
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Burgemeester
Lineke Rijxman Lineke Rijxman ... Pia Bongers
Bas Teeken Bas Teeken ... Sjoerd de Wit
Bianca Krijgsman Bianca Krijgsman ... Roddeltante
Plien van Bennekom Plien van Bennekom ... Roddeltante
Wim Van den Heuvel Wim Van den Heuvel ... Meneer Pastoor
Joep Onderdelinden Joep Onderdelinden ... Leraar
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Storyline

A cat who turns into a young woman (Minoes) retains some of her feline characteristics and helps a journalist to gather news for the front page of a local newspaper. With the help of Minoes, who can talk to the cats in the small town, he soon discovers that the helpful and popular chairman of the "Club For Friends of Animals" and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans with the village. Written by <nbosboom@hotmail.com>

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always listen to your felines See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language, smoking and rude behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

6 December 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Minoes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,328,737 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$604,275 (Netherlands), 21 December 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,489, 30 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,541, 1 January 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carice van Houten is allergic to cat hair. See more »

Goofs

In her opening scene, Miss Minoes is wearing heels, but the stunt jumper (from the tree) is wearing flats; look close, it happens fast. See more »

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Cute, Entertaining, Enjoyable! Especially for Cat Lovers
3 August 2012 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna Hope Beaton (age 12) reviews the film below: Video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqC3Wk6_bKc

This is a very cute, entertaining and enjoyable film with lots and lots of cats. I like this film, because it has a little humor and creativity. I love how Miss Minoes (Carice van Houten) turns from a cat into a human and still has all her cat like instincts. To me this is a very challenging role to be able to switch back and forth like that throughout the film. I really start to enjoy this film when Miss Minoes become friends with the humans and see how she is communicating and reacting to them. This is really cool. I like how most of the background music is upbeat and goes beautifully with the specific scenes. Miss Minoes is a Siamese cat that is curious and gets herself changed into a young woman by drinking some dangerous chemicals. She dresses and talks like a young woman, but also eat and climb trees like a cat. She finds and helps a shy journalist, Tibbe (Theo Maassen), prove to his town that they have a villain for a factory boss that is not to be trusted. She gets all the latest and greatest information from all her little cat friends and passes it to Tibbe. Vincent Bal directs Miss Minoes which is an adaptation of the 1970 novel by Annie M.G. Schmidt and was released in the Netherlands in 2001. This film is dubbed in English, is easy for follow and enjoyable. Another main character is Bibi (Sarah Bannier) who is Tibbe's closest friend but also is a kid. A couple of great messages in this film are to respect each other's differences and to not judge a book by its cover, because Miss Minoes outside appearance is a woman, but underneath she is truly a cat. Miss Minoes is great for ages 8 to 12 and mostly girls who love cats will definitely enjoy this film. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars because, although it's a great cat film, I just think it has a little too many cats for a dog lover like me. Miss Minoes is overall a good film and I'm sure you will like it as well. So don't forget to get your copy on DVD or Blue ray and always listen to your felines.


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