MPAA Rating: PG
John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack. Comedy/drama. Directed by Menno Meyjes.
FILM SYNOPSIS: A recently widowed science fiction writer forms an unlikely family with a close friend and a young boy he adopts who claims to be from Mars.
PREVIEW REVIEW: The concept and realization of that concept are charming. Its about two disconnected souls connecting, and contains witty dialogue, nice performances by both the star and little Bobby Coleman, and a leisurely pacing by director Menno Meyjes, allowing us to sit back and view a grownup movie.
Available on DVD February 12th 2008.
Audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner as well as writers Seth Bass and Jonathan TolinsHandle With Care: Working with The Martian Child documentary
The Real Martian Child featurette
16x9 widescreen (2.35) version of the film
English Dolby Digital 5.1
English 2.0 Stereo Surround
Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: New Line Cinema
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I caught no obscenity.
Obscene Language: I caught no obscenity.
Profanity: Jesus name is misused by the lead at least four times.
Violence: None, though the child is seen in a dangerous position outside a tall building.
Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None
Drugs: Social drinking in a couple of scenes.
Other: Statues of the Buddha adorn the leads house. Theres a subtle anti-Bush visual made. Okay, Tinseltown, we get it you dont like George Bush.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults
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