A bonkers adventure film and absurdist critique/satire of American households way ahead of its time & not made for kids – hurt by the beloved icon-status of Dr. Seuss’ original & expectations of safe-formula hypocritical to DS’ work built on surrealist fantasy and rejection of rule-books this film exemplifies, emboldened by Dreamworks’ off-the-charts imagination, production design, and skit-filled quasi-anthological/outré visualization of a rainy-day works – with a certainly-memorable performance by Mike Myers. 7.9/10.
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Plot Synopsis: In this live-action film based on the favorite children’s tale, the trouble-making Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers) arrives at the home of bored young Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning) and her brother, Conrad (Spencer Breslin), while their mother (Kelly Preston) is out. The family’s pet fish (Sean Hayes) objects to the Cat’s presence, but that doesn’t stop the hat-wearing giant feline from trying to have fun, no matter how much destruction is left in his wake.
Official CLC Score: 7.9/10