That Darn Cat

In this latest Disney remake of an Uncle Walt-era oldie, a high school misfit (Christina Ricci) and her fluffy feline go to tedious lengths to solve a small-town kidnapping. The juvenile jokes and stupid kitty tricks in That Darn Cat make the frothy slapstick farce of the 1965 Hayley Mills original seem like classic comedy — but good luck getting your kids to opt for some artifact from Mom and Dad’s day. Rental tip: Bring home both versions, show them the update, then let the young ones see what family films were like before Hollywood had contempt for its audience. D

That Darn Cat
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