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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Mike Myers
Alec Baldwin
Dakota Fanning
Kelly Preston
Directors
Bo Welch
Screenwriters
Dr Seuss
Alan Berg
David Mandel
Jeff Schaffer
Running Time
82 minutes

The Cat in the Hat
Mike Myers stars as Dr Seuss's havoc-wreaking feline.


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Plot
This is a live action version of the story by Dr Seuss starring Mike Myers as the titular tomcat. A brother and sister are home alone and bored one day when a cat in a hat walks in the front door. He encourages them to use their imaginations, and things get wilder and out of hand until the children must hide him from their parents.


Verdict
Young children unfamiliar with the original books may be able to lap up The Cat In The Hat's colourful silliness, but fans of Seuss' work are more likely to be baying for Myers' blood.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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