The Cat's Meow Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Cary Elwes, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Lumley

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This movie is about an older movie producer who is in love with one of his promising young startlets (Kirsten Dunst). He has invited several of Hollywood's finest on his yacht for a birthday bash for one of his equally famous friends.
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Charlie Chaplin (played by Eddie Izzard) is one of the famous faces on board, and he is actively trying to woo the starlet right under her lover's nose, with fatal results.
The review of this Movie prepared by Misty Smith

William Randolph Hearst (Herrmann) and his mistress, Marion Davies (Dunst) are throwing a birthday party on board their yacht. Among the guests are Elinor Glyn (Lumley), Louella Parsons (Tilly), and Charlie Chaplin (Izzard). WR has been hearing rumors that Marion and Charlie have been playing around. His worry increases when he finds out that Charlie had gotten his 16-year-old co-star pregnant. When his friend Thomas Ince (Elwes) finds a love note to Marion from Charlie and gives it to him, WR sets out to kill Charlie, accidently shooting Ince instead.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Malone

Based on Steven Peros's play, THE CAT'S MEOW is a movie directed by Peter Bogdanovich in 2001. The picture tries to give a solution to the strange death of Thomas Ince on W. R. Hearst's boat in 1924.

William Randolph Hearst, the famous billionaire, has invited a dozen people for a cruise aboard his private yacht. Among them, one finds Charles S. Chaplin, Thomas Ince, Louella Parsons and Hearst's mistress, Marion Davies. Ince is looking for a new partner and hopes to convince Hearst to hire him as his representative in Hollywood and Charles Chaplin, between two scandals, is courting Marion Davies, an actress much younger than Hearst, who's become a silent movie star, thanks to her lover's money, in historical pictures. Ince, persuaded to gain Hearst's trust by gathering proofs of Davies's treachery, will be the cause of a terrible drama during the cruise when W. R. Hearst learns the truth about the couple Davies/Chaplin and wants his revenge.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Cat's Meow

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Lover is...    -   someone really famous Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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