Miss Minoes is a 2011 Dutch film that was later dubbed for America. It’s about a cat named Minoes that turns into a woman (Carice van Houten) and starts living with a journalist named Tibbe (Theo Maassen). Minoes tells Tibbe stories that she heard from the other cats in exchange for a place to stay. Things are going great until a crime gets committed… and the only witnesses are cats!
Let me start by mentioning once again that this movie was dubbed into English, so that can get annoying. Also, all the headlines are in Dutch, so I had no idea what I was reading. With that said, the movie found its charm. Carice van Houten is a beautiful actress and was quite believable as a cat inside a woman’s body.
This is a family film, but although it was only eighty-six minutes, it felt a lot longer and it may lose some of the younger audience. Also, there was a scary scene where a cat was struck by a wine bottle. The cat was OK, but it was an uncomfortable scene.
I guess the spiritual message is when you feel in your heart that something is the truth and you know that no one will believe you, you’re going to have to be brave and stand alone. Remember, God is always standing right beside you. Also, due to your bravery, some others may stand up along with you!
Like I said, it’s a family film, but since the movie is dubbed and you can definitely tell, I’d recommend it more for older kids. Maybe, eleven and up. Who knows? Maybe this movie will get remade here in America! I’ll keep my fingers (or paws) crossed!