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Martian Child, 2007

Martian Child
Directed by: Menno Meyjes
Written by: Seth Bass
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  106 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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The mood of Martian Child is touching, bittersweet, and emotional. The plot centers around adoption, an eccentric family, and a single parent. It is a drama, family, and comedy movie. In approach, Martian Child is realistic. The pacing is slow. It takes place, at least partly, in a small town. Martian Child happens in contemporary times. It is originally a true story and based on a book.

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After decades of playing single men in romantic comedies from the classic SAY ANYTHING to the critical... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 19 October 2007
Runtime: 106 min

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John Cusack John Cusack As David
Joan Cusack Joan Cusack As Liz
Amanda Peet Amanda Peet As Harlee
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt As Jeff
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Knockout performances by John Cusack and child actor Bobby Coleman help legitimize a whimsical but sententiously moralizing script.
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Those who stick with Martian Child won't entirely avoid mush, but they will find terrific performances.
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Martian Child (2007) is a heartwarming tale starring John Cusack (David) and Bobby Coleman (Dennis/Martian Child). David Gordon is lost and alone after his wife passes. He meets an intriguing abandoned child, Dennis, through the process he started...
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29.August.2010 |  by: Dain Binder
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Another class act from the Cusak siblings. The theme of a lost adult finding his way thanks to the love of a needy child is nothing new, but the pitch-perfect creativity of this script and the utter charm of all the characters makes Martian Child a...
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11.October.2009 |  by: Gertrude
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I realize lot of people liked this, but for me it was far too contrived in both the dialogue and the situations. It felt like I was watching a children's version of KPAX except far far less interesting and far slower in pace. While the message in...
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30.March.2009 |  by: Parker in MN
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This is a little film about a parent and an odd child and how no true rules apply to being a parent. In today's world of kids growing up too quick and taking kindergarden entrance exams this film puts things in perspective and shows the struggle of...
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