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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

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Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the dephs of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard
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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)  »

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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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When Ricky is controlled by the alien remote and is "on pause" in the kitchen, he is wearing a blue, short sleeve, button down (sewn) shirt and short pants as Bethany confronts him from 46:55 to 47:53. Ricky is next seen at 58:51 when, under control of the alien commander, he barges into the Pearsons' barbecue dinner to get Sparks from Hannah's backpack, but he is wearing a long sleeve, collared, gray, knit, pullover shirt with full-length pants. See more »

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Stuart Pearson: If you're smart enough to hack into the school's computer, you're smart enough to pass math.
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References Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams (1995) See more »

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Written by Kate Akhurst and Vince Pizzinga
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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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