Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

2003 PG 1h 22m DVD

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

2003 PG 1h 22m DVD
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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."
Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Amy Hill, Sean Hayes, Dan Castellaneta
Bo Welch
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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