The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance

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Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.




  • Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley in The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • Jennifer Tilly in The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • Kirsten Dunst and Peter Bogdanovich in The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • Kirsten Dunst in The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • Kirsten Dunst and Eddie Izzard in The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • Kirsten Dunst and Edward Herrmann in The Cat's Meow (2001)

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23 February 2003 | MLDinTN
A character study aboard a yacht...
that involves jealously and murder. I didn't know what this movie was about before watching it. Afterwards I was impressed. This made a good movie because it is based on real life events that are still a mystery. I had never heard this story before, but it was very interesting. In the beginning, we get to learn about the cast of characters on the yacht and their relationships. This was well done and not boring like all the characters in Godsford Park. We see the jealously of RW toward Chaplin because Chaplin has an eye on RW's mistress, Marion. Then, RW does something he regrets and tries to cover it up from his other guests. Kristen Dunst was good as well all the actors. I liked the music and the outfits and hair styles.

FINAL VERDICT: Not for action buffs. A good drama with interesting characters and good story.

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Release Date:

3 May 2002



Country of Origin

UK, Germany, Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$111,037 14 April 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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