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Martian Child (2007)

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A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

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(screenplay) (as Seth E. Bass), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David
... Dennis
... Harlee
... Sophie
... Liz
... Jeff
Bud ... Somewhere / Flomar
... Lefkowitz
Taya Calicetto ... Esther
... Andy
Braxton Bonneville ... Nicholas
Samuel Charles ... Jonas
... Young David
... Boy at Group Home
Ryan Morrissette ... Boy at Group Home
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Storyline

What's the nature of being a parent and of being a child? David is a widower grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and was considered weird as a boy. He meets Dennis, a foster child who claims to be on a mission from Mars, stays in a large box all day, fears sunlight, and wears a belt of flashlight batteries so he won't float away. David takes the six-year-old home on a trial. His sister and his wife's best friend offer support, but the guys are basically alone to figure this out. Dennis takes things, is expelled, and is coached by David in being normal. Will the court approve the adoption, and will Dennis stay? Can a man become a father and a child become a son? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It doesn't matter where you come from, as long as you find where you belong! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un niño de otro mundo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,376,669, 4 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,486,906, 9 December 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An early novel by screenwriter David Gerrold was called "When H.A.R.L.I.E. was One." Amanda Peet plays a character named Harlee. See more »

Goofs

While David and Dennis are walking down the street you see the reflection in David's glasses of the crew and equipment See more »

Quotes

Liz: Listen, I gotta take The Omen One and Two to soccer practice, okay?
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Connections

References Amadeus (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Blue Sky
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Dare to find your inner Martian.
2 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

As a father/parent with five kids, I highly recommend all guardians of life see Martian Child. I'm personally a better person and have expanded my acceptance of others self-expression. We should all find, our voices and release the Martian Child within us. This is a special singular film in this CGI era. (FYI: I love CGI.) Martian Child balances out product driven entertainment with straight, direct to the soul, honest entertainment. This film has given me, the gift to give my own children much more room to be free, self-expressed and accepted exactly the way they are, and the way they are not. My wife is also enjoying the benefits. If they only knew, I'm simply seeing them as my Martian Child. See it, and find your inner Martian. Luis Moro, Never hide.


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