Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
A bored little boy and girl are visited on a rainy day, while their mother is away, by the Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers). Along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, the mischievous cat proceeds to turn the house into the "mother of all messes."
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; deleted scenes; outtakes; featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie isn't for the kids who are reading the book -- in its quest for a commercially-rewarding PG rating it has aged itself out of the youngest audience. It's not right for your 5- or 6-year-old. There is surprisingly rude and crude humor including double entendres and almost-swearing, potty humor, and other bodily function jokes. The Cat picks up a muddy garden implement and refers to it as "a dirty hoe" and spells out the s-word. The Cat is hit in the crotch. There's a lot of comic peril that may be too intense for younger children. An adult character drinks beer.
- Sexual Content
- Double entendres will go over youngest kids' heads but not yours.
- Animals treated poorly, the Cat gets kicked in the crotch, comic mayhem. Comic peril may freak out young children.
- Some naughty words and a "dirty hoe" pun. Spells out the s-word.
- Social Behavior
- Dubious characterization of Asians and elderly folks. Surprisingly rude and crude humor for a PG, including double entendres and other bodily function jokes.
- More tie-ins than a barrel of monkeys.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Joke reference to drinking and smoking, adult character gets beer.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it