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In this bright and happy film, set in a colourful make-believe world, Mike Myers (Austin Powers) plays the wily talking cat with plans to brighten up an otherwise very dull day for two lucky children. Sister and brother, Sally and Conrad, are forced to pass a rainy afternoon with their crotchety baby sitter Mrs. Kwan but the Cat In The Hat has other ideas. The mysterious Cat leads them on a series of illogical - and sometimes downright silly - misadventures. Meanwhile their mother (Kelly Preston), her paranoid boss (Sean Hayes), and her obnoxious boyfriend (Alec Baldwin), present obstacles that the children must overcome as they become part of the Cat's chaotic world. With sets coloured loud enough to pop off the screen and zany special effects and dazzling stunts that give the story a decidedly 21st century spin, this movie presents a fast-paced and very non-traditional rendering of the Dr. Seuss classic.