Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms
Mars Needs Moms
  • PG
  • 1h 28m
  • 2011
Rotten37%
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From Disney and Academy Award®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Best Director,Forrest Gump, 1994) comes the craziest adventure this side of the galaxy - Mars Needs Moms. Take out the trash, eat your broccoli - who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds. And with some unexpected help, Milo just might find his way back to her - in more ways than one. It's a thrilling journey that's pure, out-of-this-world crazy fun.

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Critics Consensus: The cast is solid and it's visually well-crafted, but Mars Needs Moms suffers from a lack of imagination and heart.
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Surprisingly touching adventure has sad moments amid comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated 3-D adventure comedy based on the book by Berkeley Breathed is occasionally frightening -- and scenes in which it looks as though the Mom character has died could be quite upsetting for younger viewers -- but it has a very strong message about unconditional love. Because the animation is based on motion-capture technology, some of the tenser scenes (chases, a near execution, close calls with death) seem more realistic and may affect younger kids more than regular computer-generated animation. Expect a few insults ("stupid," "idiot," etc.) and very mild flirting between a female alien and a man who's grown up on Mars. Moms will particularly appreciate the movie's biggest take away: Even when they nag kids to do their chores or send them to bed without a treat, moms love their kids and would do anything to ensure their safety.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:March 11, 2011
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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