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Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2004)





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A widower and his teen daughter move into a house that seems to be haunted by the spirit of the previous owner's feline. Michael Ontkean, Ellen Page. Directed by Don McBrearty.
Drama , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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Shirley Knight
as Mrs. Ashboro
Michael Ontkean
as Wes Merritt
Ellen Page
as Natalie
Lori Hallier
as Brenda
Mark Rendall
as Pearson
Tom Barnett
as Boyd Ashboro
Nigel Bennett
as Ted Riker
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Tame ghost story has mild scares but some intense themes.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
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More ghost desired. Wanted more $50,000. Kurt is creepy. But was very hot. <3 hard male noples. 010/10@

Natalie Merritt
Natalie Merritt

Cat food? That's all she wanted. Natalie and her dad move to a small town with a Civil War history and many rumors of ghost sightings. Natalie's dad specializes in writing about ghosts and hopes to research some of the accounts and tell their tales. The house they initially want to move in has a little old lady and her cat, but the old lady decides at the last moment that she doesn't want to give up her place quite yet; a few days later, she passes away. Natalie and her father end up moving into the house, and Natalie starts seeing the ghost of the lady and her cat. Natalie and her dad may have their own ghost story to tell. "You should see all the things she does with animals." Don McBrearty, director of The Wild Girl, An Old Fashion Christmas, Star Spangled Banner, Unstable, Sex & the Single Mom, Chasing Freedom, and More Sex & A Single Mom, delivers Ghost Cat. The storyline for this picture is nothing special and very much a family friendly tale. The acting is fairly mediocre and the cast includes Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Michael Ontkean, Lori Hallier, and Shawn Roberts. "There isn't a normal." I grabbed this off Netflix because it starred Ellen Page (I'm a fan). She was just okay in this, as this is similar quality to a Disney non-animated picture. It's fairly cheesy with a mediocre script and some fun scenes for kids but nothing that really holds an adult's attention. Overall, I wouldn't go out of my way to see this. "Make your presence known to us." Grade: D

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Ellen Page stars in the Animal Planet original film Ghost Cat. A young teenager named Natalie starts to believe that the spirit of a dead cat is trying to tell her something from the beyond when she experiences a number of odd occurrences at her new house; meanwhile a land developer attempts to shut down an animal shelter that she volunteers at. The film really feels like it's pandering to animal lovers with the B story about the shelter, and the writing is really simplistic. Additionally, the performances are rather wooden and colorless. A contrived and formulaic kid's film, Ghost Cat is extraordinarily tame and unfulfilling.

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