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Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering musical into a cinematic event. Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward. With a world-class cast of dancers showcasing styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, this film reimagines the stage musical for a new generation. You will believe in the fun and magic of Cats.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Despite its fur-midable cast, this Cats adaptation is a clawful mistake that will leave most viewers begging to be put out of their mew-sery.
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Common Sense Says
Big-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cats is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical of the same name (which, in turn, was based on T.S. Eliot's poetry). The story takes place all in one night as a tribe of cats called the Jellicles gather together for a ball and celebration. While there's no overt violence, sexual content, or strong language, a conniving cat does tie up other cats and threatens them, characters speak suggestively at times, and the "digital fur" technology used for the film results in the actors' human bodies appearing sensuously feline-like -- especially those of the female cats/characters. Plus, some of the cats wear clothes while others don't, so some are technically naked. But themes include compassion, empathy, and courage, and the all-star cast -- including Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, and Judi Dench -- are committed to their performances. Tween and teen musical theater fans will likely be quite entertained.
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- Genre:Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:December 20, 2019
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