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Mars (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 3 December 2010 (USA)
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The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.


Geoff Marslett


Geoff Marslett
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Credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Charlie Brownsville
Zoë Simpson Dean ... Casey Cook (as Zoe Simpson)
Paul Gordon ... Hank Morrison
Cynthia Watros ... Allison Guthrie
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... ESA Commander David Jones
Howe Gelb Howe Gelb ... Shep
Liza Weil ... Jewel
James Kochalka James Kochalka ... Jackson
Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman ... President of the United States
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charissa Allen Charissa Allen ... ESA Environmental Analyst
Elena Araoz Elena Araoz ... ESA Operations Manager
Nicole Atkins ... Casey's Mom
Javier Bonafont Javier Bonafont ... Gepetto the Tailor
Kathy Rose Center ... Reporter
Sunhee Cho Sunhee Cho ... ESA Flight Dynamics Engineer


After landing on Mars, mission control wants Charlie to be the first "American man" to set foot on the planet. Charlie defers that honor to Casey after which he announces he is still the first "man" to set foot on Mars. Written by David C Wade

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[first lines]
Title Card: In 1969 an estimated 500 million people watched as the first man stepped out of the Apollo lander and onto the surface of the moon. / The feat was the culmination of a space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. / A space race that pushed human beings to the VERY LIMITS OF OUR SCIENTIFIC PROWESS. / The new test of our exploratory mettle will be a manned mission to MARS. / The only problem is / We just aren't that good at stuff anymore.
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Flying Around the Sun at Remarkable Speed
Written by Howe Gelb
(Amazing Black Sand Music)
Produced by John Parish and Howe Gelb
Performed by Giant Sand
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30 March 2012 | by jfloss-331-703749See all my reviews

Enjoy this sci-fi valentine. Netflix recommended this hybrid animation, so I was game. At first, I was put off by the whole thing, being more of a hard sci-fi fan. But I am also into theater and storytelling, and in that sphere, I ended up really enjoying this piece of art. It has heart and it is earnest and quirky. Once you buy into the style of acting and storytelling (but I suspect many cannot) you will be rewarded with a pleasant and unique sci-fi movie. As another review had noted, the live animation is not as smooth as Linklater's efforts, but it has its own charm. Watch the credits. Very enjoyable. Seriously though, why so much hair gel?

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3 December 2010 (USA) See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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