Martian Child

Martian Child
Martian Child
  • PG
  • 1h 48m
  • 2007
Rotten34%
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Based on an award-winning short story by sci-fi luminary David Gerrold, this romantic drama stars John Cusack as a recently widowed science fiction writer who forms an unlikely family with a close friend (Amanda Peet) and a young boy he adopts that claims to be from Mars. The new couple ignores some sage parenting advice from the widower's sister (Joan Cusack) and gets more than they bargained for when a series of strange occurrences lead them to believe that the child's claim may be true.

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Common Sense Says
Sweet kid-friendly drama has some mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although there's very little in the way of language, sex, and violence in this well-acted family drama, it does deal with some serious themes -- including death (of both humans and pets) and abandonment -- that are on the heavy side for young viewers, who may need guidance understanding what they see. Parents are shown discussing their frustrations with their kids and yelling at them, and kids are shown cruelly teasing a main character and calling him "weird." Some social drinking, but only among adults.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date:November 2, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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