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Earthbound (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 15 March 2013 (Ireland)
Joe is an Alien on Earth. At least that is what his father told him before he died when Joe was eleven. He finds it difficult to adjust, and to find a compatible girl friend.

Director:

Alan Brennan

Writer:

Alan Brennan
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Credited cast:
Rafe Spall ... Joe Norman
Jenn Murray ... Maria
Stephen Hogan ... Dr.Richard Webb
David Morrissey ... Bill Norman
Rory Keenan ... Gordon
Aoife Duffin ... Liz
Carrie Crowley ... Vera Ellis
John Lynn John Lynn ... Phil
Milo Pilkington Massey Milo Pilkington Massey ... Young Joe
Ned Dennehy ... Kilson
Peter Vollebregt ... Brett 'Rocky' Calhoun
Robert Bannon Robert Bannon ... Jimmy
Jonathan Byrne Jonathan Byrne ... Dave
Fionnuala O'Shea Fionnuala O'Shea ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Brennan John Brennan ... Boy in park
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Storyline

Young Joe is an alien living on Earth. At least that's what his father told him before he died when Joe was eleven. His father unsuccessfully wrote sci-fi stories, and Joe loves sci-fi. He has been told that he must not deal with humans, unless they are more than 85 percent compatible with himself. When we meet Joe again, he is 26, and the fantasy keeps him going. But is it a fantasy, or is it real? Joe's life changes radically when he meets a more than 85 percent compatible girl. Can Joe trust himself? Does he know what's real?

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Is Joe really from outer space?...or is he just on another planet?


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Performed by Daniele Moretti
Written by Niall Mooney and Daniele Moretti
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Good light hearten fun!
29 September 2013 | by manmadeuk2000See all my reviews

Initially did not know what to make of the reviews and title. So I just switched on the cable TV and got straight into this movie. It was easy to follow and the geeky bloke made it more sympathetic to relate to(I'm no geek and there is nothing wrong with geeks!) It is a movie which can take you from your living room to another planet and back without feeling tense or wanting something more engrossing. Sit back and enjoy the romantic Irish comical take on life. I would recommend it to friends especially a couple to pass a light hearten evenings fun. Nothing much to discuss about the movie afterwards, but hey, some movies are just enjoyable sod you can move on to the next one!


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Earthbound See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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2.35 : 1
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