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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.

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Simon Wells (screenplay), Wendy Wells (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Green ... Milo
Dan Fogler ... Gribble
Joan Cusack ... Mom
Elisabeth Harnois ... Ki
Mindy Sterling ... Supervisor
Kevin Cahoon ... Wingnut
Tom Everett Scott ... Dad
Jacquie Barnbrook ... Martian
Matthew Henerson ... Martian
Adam Jennings ... Martian
Stephen Kearin ... Martian
Amber Gainey Meade ... Martian
Aaron Rapke Aaron Rapke ... Martian
Julene Renee ... Martian
Kirsten Severson 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mom needs a little space.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mars Needs Moms See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,914,488, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$21,392,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,233,678
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Seth Green and Mindy Steerling's second film together after the Austin Powers trilogy (1997-2002). 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

The Walt Disney Pictures logo is tinted red for the final eight seconds to make it seem like the logo takes place on Mars (the sunset sky behind the castle morphs into reddish browns). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dave's Old Porn: Artie Lange/Vanessa Del Rio (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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User Reviews

Well, I liked it.
12 April 2011 | by rcoyle23-26-841273See all my reviews

I guess I'm in the 'I liked it' camp. Frankly I am perplexed at the negative press and hatred thrown at this film. It's a Disney movie. That should tell you something. It will be a movie that adheres to some pretty strict rules. The movie will have to appeal to the broadest family audience possible. It will not have a lot of controversial social commentary. The conflicts in the movie will be resolved without bloodshed or body parts being flung about and the movie will have a happy ending. So what did you expect? Aside from that I thought all the actors did a fine job with their parts and I liked what was done creating the martian world. I'm sorry many people didn't find any likable characters. I liked them. The humans looked and acted like real people to me. I found Ki, the martian tagger, especially appealing. Why? Well, I don't want to deconstruct it too much. Let's just say I wish I'd known somebody with her personality when I was younger. As to all the nit picking, well yeah, I did that too. If they put in all the 'how did they eat, shower, go to the can, and buy food stuff the movie would have been 6 hours long! That's what you use your imagination for after the movie is over. It's too bad this movie didn't get any respect. It really deserved better.


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