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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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Gabriel
Performed by Niall Mooney and Donn Lesko
Written by Niall Mooney and Donn Lesko
Published by Elevate Music Limited
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Not great, but not bad
29 September 2020 | by dave355See all my reviews

It's not a great sci-fi movie, but it is better than I expected. It was goofy, but still fun. I agree with the several reviewers who rated it as a "6". I'd probably say 6-1/2.

The story is original, if rather silly. There was no attempt to make it scientifically plausible, but if you can get by that, it was interesting. The two lead characters are engaging and likeable. (All the other characters are wooden, but oh well.) The pace is good, and keeps you interested.

Bottom line: I was glad that I watched it.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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Earthbound See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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2.35 : 1
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