The Cat's Meow

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Released 2001

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Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
The Cat's Meow is Peter Bogdanovich's historical fiction film about the death of down-on-his-luck film pioneer Thomas Ince (Cary Elwes), who met his demise during a weekend outing on media mogul William Randolph Hearst's (Edward Herrmann) yacht. Among the stars on board who may or may not know the true circumstances of the death are Marion Davies (Kirsten Dunst), Charlie Chaplin (Eddie Izzard) and gossip columnist Louella Parsons (Jennifer Tilly).

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Relatively accurate as a period piece, looks great and boasts a bevy of vintage numbers, some original recordings and others performed in an authentic manner by Ian Whitcomb and Hi...

  • 80

    Variety Derek Elley

    Playful and sporty, with just a small twist of the knife, The Cat's Meow is good, uncomplicated fun.

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    A modest, restrained picture, as small and satisfying as one of Woody Allen's better recent efforts.

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    Drama, Suspense

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    Thrillers, Historical, Crime