That Darn Cat (1997)

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

age 7+

Obviously designed for cynical modern teens.

PG 1997 89 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

DC Strikes Again

I loved this movie when I was a kid. Patti is 16 and thinks her hometown is boring, NOTHING happens there, everyone and everything is beneath her except her cat DC. In the end she learns that not everyone is what they appear on the surface and even her small town has something to offer. A woman is kidnapped. There's a car chase and an explosion. No real violence. The world Hell is used.
not rated for age
The main girl is waaay too dark and sarcastic for a kids movie.

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