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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Pearson
... Jake Pearson
... Bethany Pearson
... Hannah Pearson
Henri Young ... Art Pearson
Regan Young ... Lee Pearson
... Nana Rose Pearson
... Ricky Dillman
... Stuart Pearson
... Nina Pearson
... Uncle Nathan Pearson
... Sheriff Doug Armstrong
... Julie (as Malese Jow)
Megan Parker ... Brooke
... 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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,008,423, 2 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,200,412, 22 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,881,056
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Trivia

Malese Jow and Carter Jenkins previously worked together on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous. See more »

Goofs

When Tom gets thrown out of the attic window by Ricky, he is wearing white socks that clearly are above his ankles, however, when he lands on the ground from the telegraph/power pole after firing the "mind control plug" into the head alien, he is wearing "no-show" socks. His left foot appears to be sporting no sock, whilst his right shows a "sub-ankle" white sock. See more »

Quotes

Lee Pearson: [after the aliens turned off the gravity] What the...
Jake Pearson: What's happening?
Art Pearson: Why are we floating?
Lee Pearson: They turned off the gravity, like in Halo!
Art Pearson: This isn't Xbox, Lee. It's real! - Like Wii!
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References The Powerpuff Girls (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Metal Health (Bang Your Head) 2006
Written by Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo, Tony Cavazo and Kevin DuBrow
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Hands On Productions, LLC
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Hey, this isn't a bad movie for little kids!
12 August 2009 | by 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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