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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  31 July 2009 (USA)
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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

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Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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They Came from Upstairs  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,323,575 (UK) (14 August 2009)

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$25,200,412 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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At 17:10, Sparks, the first alien Tom and Jake encounter while on top of the roof, tells them "Hello, humans. We come from upstairs." This line was probably intended as a joke, where the word "upstairs" is mistakenly used to mean "space". It is also the likely source of the working title "They Came From Upstairs". See more »

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At the end of the fight between Ricky and Nana (at around 1h 02 mins), the control plug is knocked out of Ricky's neck, but at the end of the film, immediately after "The End" appears (at around 1h 19 mins), he is shown at Annie Filkins' house where Bethany and Tom use a controller to control him again. See more »

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Bethany Pearson: One word and you're dead.
Tom Pearson: Are you crazy? If dad catches you, kill you.
Bethany Pearson: Dad is not going to catch me.
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If Kids Wrote Reviews, This'd Be Rated Higher
2 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my 2 kids -- ages 3 and 9. Although I can't say I cared for it much, they LOVED it. I've never seen my daughter (the 3 year old) laugh so much or sit so still at a movie.

As a grumpy adult, I couldn't ignore the irrational plot line. My kids could care less, and they adored the clever funny dialogue and the silly slapstick comedy.

I'd strongly recommend that adults stay away. I'd also strongly recommend that anyone with kids go see it.

My rating of 8 is an average. I give it a 4, but both kids give it a 10. That averages out to an 8.


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