That Darn Cat! (1965)

Movie review by Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Amusing but long romp for both adults and kids.

G 1965 116 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+

Uncomfortable male/female dynamics

I did not find this appropriate for younger kids. The way the females are treated by males in this movie is creepy and not appropriate. There are some intimate advances from a boyfriend that I feel like should have been included in the overall rating. I found it extremely uncomfortable watching with middle school students.
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age 13+

Enjoyable, but scary

This is a movie about a woman being held captive at gunpoint, after an offscreen bank robbery and kidnapping. The woman's dire situation, including the gun threat, is shown onscreen in multiple scenes. While scenes with the cat, Hayley Mills, and the central female characters' male love/carpooling interests, do offer comic relief, there is nothing funny about the victim or her captivity. For this reason, I am really surprised that the movie is recommended for seven year olds. There are Studio Ghibli films on this site that are not recommended for such a young age, but which are far less serious and scary. Nonetheless, my rating is of the film, not of Common Sense's age recommendation. It is a fun film that viewers from early teen age and up will enjoy. Unlike some other reviewers, I did not find it too long.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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