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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

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A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mom
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Ki
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Supervisor
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Wingnut
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Dad
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Martian
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Martian
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Martian
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Martian
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Martian
Aaron Rapke ...
Martian
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Martian
Kirsten Severson ...
Martian
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Storyline

On Mars, the female babies are nursed by robots while the male babies are dumped in the junkyard under the command of Supervisor. They research Earth and finds that the boy Milo is raised by his Mom with love and discipline. The Martians come to Earth and abduct Mom, to use her brain to instruct the robots about how to raise children. However, Milo sneaks into the spaceship and comes to Mars. He meets Gribble, a young man that behaves like a child and together with the hippie Martian Ki and Gribble's friend Wingnut, they try to rescue Mom and bring her back to Earth. But Supervisor will give her best efforts to stop Milo and his friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Mom needs a little space.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marte necesita mamás  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,914,488, 13 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,379,315, 17 June 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is set on Mars (for the most part). Over the end credits, the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" plays, written and sung by Freddie Mercury. See more »

Goofs

Milo's weight was less on Mars than Earth, which would be correct. However, when Gribble and Ki are on Earth, their weight should be higher than on Mars - by a factor of approximately three. This would have made it impossible for them to walk or really move around much at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
TV Announcer: NASA scientists are excited over recent findings by the Mars Rover of fossilized organic compounds on the surface that indicate at some time in the past there may have been life on the red planet.
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits, there is a behind the scenes making of the film done at 4 different camera angles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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Cant believe all the negative reviews
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't going to watch this movie at all because of the terribly low score (4) on IMDb. Luckily, my kids talked me into it, and I was very pleasantly surprised indeed.

I am amazed that this movie scored so low. Yes, granted, its nothing groundbreaking; there are plenty of well-worn formulas applied. But its far from unusual in this regard, and the story is full of fun situations and characters.

Visually, its very nice to look at, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the time I spent watching it. So did my kids, 8 and 10, who both thought it was great! I don't usually review movies here, but I often check the ratings before watching films. In this instance, I am amazed at the low rating this film received, and feel its unrepresentative of the actual quality.

So 7/10 from me, and really at a loss as to how almost 30% of viewers could have possibly thought 1/10 was a fair rating!


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