THE CAT IN THE HAT (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Cat in the Hat manages to perfectly capture the Dr. Seuss voice and the playfulness of his worldview. Casting works perfectly in this film. Stage settings and makeup/costuming departments completely capture the spirit of the original children’s book. Outstanding direction by Director Bo Welch. Great timing and perfect orchestration of every scene. The movie is a perfect choice for a child/adult share. It manages to engage both age groups without a single dull scene.

Storyline

The Cat in the Hat makes a mess.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Bo Welch for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Karen Kehela Sherwood, Eric McLeod, Maureen Peyrot, and Gregg Taylor for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Cat (Mike Myers), Quinn (Alec Baldwin), m (Kelly Preston), Sally (Dakota Fanning), Conrad (Spencer Breslin), Mrs. Kwan (Amy Hill), Mr. Humberfloob/Voice of the Fish (Sean Hayes), and Thing One (Taylor Rice).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is the perfect example of how a small storyline can be stretched into a full, completely enjoyable feature. This is a highly creative film of extreme quality for both child and adult. Total kudos to all involved for a presentation very well accomplished.

Ben Meyers

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