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Pete's Meteor (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  31 December 2002 (USA)
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Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house. One day, a meteorite lands in his backyard and the kids believe... See full summary »

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Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house. One day, a meteorite lands in his backyard and the kids believe that it was sent down to them by their dead parents (who they believe live up in the stars). The government ships away the rock and sends it to the local university. In the children's efforts to retrieve the meteor they believe is theirs, they meet a dorky scientist who finds a place in his heart for the kids. Meanwhile, Micky's parent's best friend, a drug addict (who had promised the parents to take care of the kids) owes drug dealers money and eventually has to hide out after barely escaping a hit. Written by ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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According to an interview with Mike Myers on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996), he worked with a dialect coach to learn a general Irish accent instead of the specific Dublin accent. When he did his first scene with Dubliner Ian Costello, Costello hated Myers' accent so much that he chased him off the set. Filming of Myers' scenes had to be delayed until he learned the accent from Dubliners. See more »

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Lily: [to kids objecting that the authorities took the meteor away] It's the law, right? The man explained everything to me. Anything that falls from the sky belongs to the law, alright.
Micky: I don't see them coming around here to claim all the rain and the pollution.
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I fell asleep!
3 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's almost like bad advertising when the movie describes a child as "lovable" and when you watch the movie you see one of the most evil children ever. Micky was a danger to other people and would most likely end up murdering someone. There wasn't anything lovable about the child and I guess the movie tried to make us feel sorry for him.

This movie also seems to not know what it wants to be. A family movie? Too violent and way too much adult stuff going on.

Another problem is the lack of creativity. A meteorite crashes in the yard and all it does is... lay there. No magic or any interesting discoveries about it. It's just a boring rock that fell from the sky. Then there's an undeveloped crime story which didn't seem to go anywhere.

To describe the movie in three words: Nothing interesting happens!

I did get a nice nap though, I fell asleep halfway through the movie.


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