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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 are home but they are not alone. 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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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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In one scene, Ricky is shown eating the key to the basement after locking the door. Later however, the kids open the door normally. See more »

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Tom Pearson: Hannah, please next time you ride in the hump, remember?
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Hey, this isn't a bad movie for little kids!
12 August 2009 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A couple of days ago I took my 11 and 6 year old grandsons to see this movie in Oceanside, California. Suffice it to say that I did NOT decide to go jump off the nearby Oceanside Pier when the film was over. Sure, it's no world-beater. On the other hand, I was somewhat surprised that the movie was better than I had expected.

Probably most of the criticisms one can read in the other reviews have merit. But over all "Aliens in the Attic" is far from the worst kids movie you have ever seen. Obvious, yes, but enjoyable for the little ones. I'll say this, I took these same grandkids to see "Daddy Day Camp" when it was out and I was completely disgusted and disappointed by that turkey. "Aliens in the Attic" is a couple of notches above that one. At least there are no exploding outhouses or questionable values modeled by adult characters.

No doubt taking little kids to the zoo or going for a walk in the woods would be better for little kids, but if you get stuck for something to do this summer you should not feel hesitant to take them to this film.


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