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Meet Dave (2008)

A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

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Storyline

A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language | See all certifications »

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,251,918, 13 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,802,056, 5 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,650,079, 1 May 2015
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Trivia

This film was originally set to be produced by Paramount Pictures with whom Eddie Murphy has had a long-time association. See more »

Goofs

While the Captain and the crew show themselves to be utterly clueless as to cultural mores of Earth, yet - as do many Earth men - Dave's left ear is pierced. However, the Captain, after whom "Dave" is modeled, also has a pierced left ear. It is quite possible that "Dave" has ALL the Captain's features, including a pierced ear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude, dude...no, I was like..."Yes, we *do* have nuclear missiles", and he was all like "No, you don't", and I was all like "Yes, we do." "Whatever." And I was like "Well, what part of 'whatever' do you not get?"
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

(This Is) A Song for the Lonely
Written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and Steve Torch (as Steven Torch)
Performed by Cher
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Funny!
18 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this movie, but it had me and my 18-year-old son laughing almost every minute. That doesn't happen too often. Thanks, Eddie!

Oops, I see I need a minimum of ten lines. OK, Gabrielle Union was gorgeous. That guy from 30 Rock who always wears the baseball caps with goofy slogans on them was in it. Ed Helms was really funny as the mutineering 2nd in command. Murphy's stint as a substitute teacher was hilarious (watching him speed-write the math equation on the chalkboard). He did the best Nathan's hot dog eating performance ever. Are we up to ten lines yet? No need to go on. It was a funny movie that deserves higher ratings than it's gotten, which is why I wanted to post a short review. Enough words yet? Did I mention Gabrielle Union was gorgeous?


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