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
This film was originally set to be produced by Paramount Pictures with whom Eddie Murphy has had a long-time association. See more »
When Gina gives him the tomato ketchup, he drinks it and there is some sauce still on his lip. However, in the next scene, where the cat approaches him, the sauce is gone. See more »
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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I am part of those people who surfed on IMDb to check the rating of
this movie and was amazed to see it scoring less then a 4... Obviously
this is not going to deserve an Academy Award, but still I don't get
all those people who gave it a 1/10. What where they expecting from a
movie with this kind of plot?
On the other hand, I found the movie a LOT more entertaining than
expected! I had "normal" expectations for the movie, thinking that I
would have sat having a decent time for a couple of hours. Instead I
found myself laughing out loud most of the time! Eddie Murphy proved to
be in great shape, as just his facial expressions were enough to set
the audience on fire! The movie was also carried on in a smart way,
without turning boring or too obvious.
This is STRONGLY suggested if you have kids!
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