Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Cat In Paris DVD Review

We enjoy watching animated movies, and when I was offered the opportunity to review A Cat in Paris, I was really excited.  I was already aware that it was a French movie, and it had been dubbed into English.  I wasn't too sure if that would have any effect on the way I viewed the movie, but it did not! 

About the movie: 
The Academy Award-nominated A CAT IN PARIS is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. A CAT IN PARIS is a delightful animated adventure perfect for both adults and children a witty and stylish "animated noir" with a jazzy soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday and a thrilling climax on top of Notre Dame cathedral.
Featuring the voices of Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket).

Our thoughts:
Although the movie was different than what we are used to watching, we still enjoyed it.  There were some pretty dark themes in it, but nothing that was too bad.  I would not recommend it for very small kids because it did not keep our smallest ones attention.  In honesty, the movie appealed more to my husband and some of the older viewers.  It is available for purchase at Amazon and other retailers nationwide.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of the DVD to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are honest and are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

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