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Martian Child (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  2 November 2007 (USA)
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A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

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What's the nature of being a parent and of being a child? David is a widower grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and was considered weird as a boy. He meets Dennis, a foster child who claims to be on a mission from Mars, stays in a large box all day, fears sunlight, and wears a belt of flashlight batteries so he won't float away. David takes the six-year-old home on a trial. His sister and his wife's best friend offer support, but the guys are basically alone to figure this out. Dennis takes things, is expelled, and is coached by David in being normal. Will the court approve the adoption, and will Dennis stay? Can a man become a father and a child become a son? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It doesn't matter where you come from, as long as you find where you belong! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Un niño de otro mundo  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,843,767 (USA) (2 November 2007)

Gross:

$7,486,906 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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One of the key themes in this film is the search for identity. John Cusack and Amanda Peet both starred in Identity (2003). See more »

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While David and Dennis are in the car during the daytime, you see the rigging for the camera equipment visible when they pass a reflective building. See more »

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Liz: Listen, I gotta take The Omen One and Two to soccer practice, okay?
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References Damien: Omen II (1978) See more »

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Baby Attacks
From All About the Benjamins (2002)
Written by John Murphy
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Sensational Movie! Cusacks finest performance.
2 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Martian Child is a unique movie that you will not only find emotional but very true! The movie is intelligent, funny and loving with some of the finest acting from both John Cusack and Bobby Coleman. It is a mix between Big Daddy and K-Pax but without doubt has more intelligence and emotion than those two movies! Both Cusack and Coleman form a bond that is so strong and loving, you actually shed tears throughout the movie! It is a great film and i am sure that when it is release it will do well at the box office like all of Cusacks movies! Its a feel good piece of art and one of the best of the year! The movie will make you want to hold your children and enjoy life, it has a Disney feel but is so intelligent that you admire the director and the actors.


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