Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat the Movie

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Another megastar comedian goes deep under makeup cover to bring a beloved Dr. Seuss character to life. This time it's Myers, who dons the cat garb to bring some mischief to a bored brother and sister on a rainy afternoon. Conrad (Breslin) is an authority-defying slob, while Sally (Fanning) is an uptight overachieving control freak. They rightfully distrust their neighbor Quinn (Baldwin) who has matrimonial designs on their mom (Preston), an overworked real estate agent. First-time helmer Welch reveals his art-director roots in the fully-realized Seussian sets, and in the failure to bring any joy or emotion to the proceedings. The screenwriters must also share the blame, as well, as they go to extremes to flesh out the book, only to drain the translation of charm. You'd be hard-pressed to recognize much that you or your kids love from the book.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 82 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Dr. Seuss, Brothers & Sisters, Babysitting, Cats
Screenplay
Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
Cast
Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Kelly Preston, Alec Baldwin, Amy Hill, Sean P. Hayes
Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki
Director
Bo Welch
Music
David Newman
Other
Sean P. Hayes, Pud Cusack, Don Zimmerman, Sean Haworth, Rita Ryack, Alex McDowell
Producer
Brian Grazer, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Universal Pictures

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