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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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They came from upstairs. See more »


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

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,008,423 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$25,200,412 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Tom gets thrown out of the attic window by Ricky, he is wearing white socks that clearly are above his ankles, however, when he lands on the ground from the telegraph/power pole after firing the "mind control plug" into the head alien, he is wearing "no-show" socks. His left foot appears to be sporting no sock, whilst his right shows a "sub-ankle" white sock. See more »

Quotes

Tom Pearson: You told my Dad YOU'D fix it.
Ricky Dillman: I told your dad a lot of things. Like, my car broke down, my parents own a lakehouse, I'm 18.
Tom Pearson: You're not a senior?
Ricky Dillman: Not in high school.
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References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »

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Metal Health (Bang Your Head) 2006
Written by Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo, Tony Cavazo and Kevin DuBrow
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Hands On Productions, LLC
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Entertaining family movie, don't be swayed by the negative comments and rating
14 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't be mislead by the overall rating, we found this movie very entertaining when in needed of some light entertainment for the evening!

Yes the story is run of the mill seen before stuff but it was well put together and flowed well enough, it certainly took me back to my childhood and the weekly trip to the video shop with my dad to rent a family film for the night, and can only imagine it would be great for kids (unfortunately ours is not old enough yet to appreciate anything other than tellytubies).

I definitely put it up with all the good old 80's classics like goonies, back to the future etc, as a no brains good old adventure... can also recommend spiderwick chronicles as a similar fantasy adventure film!


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