The Cat Returns

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Imaginative adventure anime has some fantasy violence.

G 2005 75 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 10+

I agree with 10+

I have an 8 year old daughter, who in true form wants to be 16 yesterday. As I tell her often, "It's my job to keep you 8 for an entire year". We are not a conservative family and all three of my children have different personalities, what was fine for my 13 year old son to watch when he was 5 is different than my very sensitive 5 year old youngest. So no judgement if you felt your 5 year old could watch this movie, mine probably could too. Where I felt it was inappropriate for my daughter, and why we'll wait until she's older is at the beginning the young girls are running down the street talking about a cute boy, whether he was cool or not, does he have a girlfriend/she's a freshman!, are you going to flirt with him..... after this I turned off the movie to my daughters huge disappointment, "It was just getting good!" (I said we should wait, because her brother would want to see it too....so as not to target the real reason) Does my daughter have these conversations with her friends? Maybe? But I guarantee that it's 8 year old age appropriate.... "You like him...ew!" My sponge of a daughter, who wants to mimic anything in a movie that is "sassy" talk or for older girls, is looking for these conversations. If she were 6, this kind of talk would have gone right over her head, but for the time being we'll wait until she's older.
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age 6+

Great movie, common sense missed the mark on its review

Compact, fully formed, imaginative, and very happily NOT baby oriented fluff. G-rating is correct - Common sense missed the mark on its 10+ rating. It’s age-appropriate “challenging” that wants parents to be engaged. The best kind of kids movie.

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