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Parents' Guide to

Conni and the Cat

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cat follows girl to school, causing mayhem, in gentle tale.

Movie NR 2021 78 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

bit too spooky and mean for us

this is kind of dark and much too suspenseful in a “haunted house” kind of way for any kind of sensitive kids. Beyond that, a very angry parent yells sharply at her kid and her kid yells sharply at other kids in multiple scenes throughout the movie and none of this behavior is explained or unpacked in any way whatsoever. Just people being mean to each other. Not exactly the “gentle” film that the write up here claims.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Conni and the Cat may be most remarkable for suggesting that grown-ups are often wrong and that they mistakenly ignore kids who are trying to correct them. In all other respects, this movie is cute but not memorable. That doesn't mean that preschoolers won't enjoy it, because they will, especially animal lovers, but as far as substance is concerned, there isn't much here. Unlike Scooby-Doo! and other cartoons aimed at this age group, there's nothing especially clever or informative here. There are also no monsters. But there are no real jokes. "That's not a kitty, that's a CAT," says one child, a statement that inexplicably prompts loud guffaws from everyone within earshot. "Ha ha ha!"

An array of unmatched accents in this English edition adds some confusion. Some of the kids seem to be American, others distinctly Irish. Parents may want to be aware that experts don't recommend keeping raccoons as pets. (Domesticated ones are legal in only 16 states, and wild ones are not legal anywhere.)

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