Dr. Seussí The Cat in the Hat (7):

Copyright © 2003 by Tony Medley

Mom (Kelly Preston) is a hard-working real estate agent, who lives in a pastel world with two children, trouble making son, Conrad (Spenser Breslin), and control freak daughter, Sally (Dakota Fanning), and a conniving boy friend, Quinn (Alec Baldwin), who secretly hates Conrad and wants him banished to a military school. She leaves the house and instructs them that nobody is to enter the immaculate living room because sheís having a party that night for her boss who has a clean fetish. Conrad and Sally have anything but a loving relationship as each disrespects the other.

When she leaves, however, a huge cat (Mike Myers) wearing a large hat appears with cataclysmic results. Predictably, the house is destroyed. Quinn, who is allergic to cats, uses the disaster to try to convince Mom to banish Conrad. Conrad and Sally move closer together as they try to rectify the disaster Cat has accomplished.

I thought I was going to hate this movie but came out smiling and laughing with a good feeling. Itís a funny, entertaining, one hour 22 minute fantasy with a good moral that adults can enjoy as much as children.

November 20, 2003

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