Martian Child
PG
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +1/2

John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack. Comedy/drama. Directed by Menno Meyjes.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A recently widowed science fiction writer forms an unlikely family with a close friend and a young boy he adopts who claims to be from Mars.

PREVIEW REVIEW: The concept and realization of that concept are charming. Its about two disconnected souls connecting, and contains witty dialogue, nice performances by both the star and little Bobby Coleman, and a leisurely pacing by director Menno Meyjes, allowing us to sit back and view a grownup movie.

Available on DVD February 12th 2008.

DVD Features:

Audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner as well as writers Seth Bass and Jonathan TolinsHandle With Care: Working with The Martian Child documentary
The Real Martian Child featurette
Deleted scenes
Theatrical trailer
16x9 widescreen (2.35) version of the film
English Dolby Digital 5.1
English 2.0 Stereo Surround
Spanish subtitles
Closed captions

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: New Line Cinema

Summary
Crude Language: I caught no obscenity.
Obscene Language: I caught no obscenity.
Profanity: Jesus name is misused by the lead at least four times.
Violence: None, though the child is seen in a dangerous position outside a tall building.
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: Social drinking in a couple of scenes.
Other: Statues of the Buddha adorn the leads house. Theres a subtle anti-Bush visual made. Okay, Tinseltown, we get it you dont like George Bush.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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