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

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Mark Burton (screenplay), Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carter Jenkins ... Tom Pearson
Austin Butler ... Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale ... Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher ... Hannah Pearson
Henri Young Henri Young ... Art Pearson
Regan Young Regan Young ... Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts ... Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman ... Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon ... Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman ... Nina Pearson
Andy Richter ... Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows ... Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Melise ... Julie (as Malese Jow)
Megan Parker Megan Parker ... Brooke
Maggie VandenBerghe Maggie VandenBerghe ... Annie Filkins
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Storyline

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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The aliens vs. the Pearsons See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to Aliens in the Attic (2009). See more »

Goofs

At 01:40, the screen where Nina and Stuart Pearson are looking at Tom's grades reads "© Copyright 2008 Sedham High School" in the lower left corner, but at 01:49 it reads "© Copyright 2008 Sedham Middle School". See more »

Quotes

Stuart Pearson: I'm sorry honey, I can't remember, do you want cheese on your burger?
Bethany Pearson: No, I want to find whoever invent love and hack them up with a machete.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the end credits See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Dr. Love
Written by Donnie Klang (as Donald Klang), Yinon Yahel, Seven Aurelius and Jason Derulo (as Jason Joel Desrouleaux)
Performed by Donnie Klang
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records LLC
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Pleasant Family Film with Laugh-Out Loud Moments
14 January 2011 | by kbowman-3See all my reviews

I confess that I don't understand the negative ratings for this film. Maybe you need to watch this film with your kids to appreciate it. Overall I found this a very enjoyable family film, with good work by some fine comic actors. Doris Neely is very funny. Andy Richter and Tim Meadows also give good comedic performances. And there are some moments of pure physical humor in this film that are genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. Robert Hoffman, as Ricky, gives an amazing physical performance that reminds me of a young Jim Carrey. I am surprised that more attention has not been paid to his movie-stealing performance. There are a handful of moments in this film that had the entire audience laughing uncontrollably. What more can you ask from a comedy? There are the kind of moments where your kids will ask you to rewind and watch it again. Why? You ain't seen nothing until you've seen Funky Ricky.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland Region, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,008,423, 2 August 2009

Gross USA:

$25,200,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,881,056
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1.85 : 1
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