Meet Dave
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +2

Eddie Murphy, Gabriella Union. Comedy/sci-fi. Written by Bill Corbett, Rob Greenberg. Directed by Brian Robbins.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A miniature space group comes to Earth (their spaceship is a mechanical man they control like a robot) seeking the answer to their planets environmental woes. (They certainly came to the right place. Though wise, they are not accustomed to our ways and attempt to go unnoticed by earthlings while searching for solutions.

PREVIEW REVIEW: The trailer didnt do much for me and considering Eddies last comedy debacle, Norbit, I wasnt expecting much. That is my suggestion. Dont expect much. If you dont, youll be somewhat relieved, surprised and amused. Eddies timing, even as a mechanical man, is precise and his innate talent for humorous takes on ordinary life remains magical. Hes a funny man. I laughed several times, out loud.

I suspect many fans of the Saturday Night Live player and star of 48 Hours and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, may wish that he do something with a bit more bite, but I was impressed that, with only a few exceptions, it was a clean film (read the content), the makers attempting to amuse the entire family. Indeed, Mr. Murphys list of films of recent years seem geared to please all the family.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Crude Language: There are a couple of mild and veiled sexual innuendoes; the robot sees Earths currency and manufactures it within his own body, resulting the copied money is heard coming out of his rectum hes seen in a public restroom stall; he is also seen in the stall after winning a hotdog eating contest we hear sound effects; kids in the audience laughed, adults groaned
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: There a few comic perilous situations, but the filmmakers handle them with a regard for the littlest audience members; one exception, the robotic character is suddenly hit by a car this is played for laughs, but it is jolting; escaping the police, our mechanical hero shoots at objects with his finger, causing explosions; we see a cop car explode; the authorities hold Dave at gunpoint.
Sexual Intercourse: A couple is falling in love, but no graphic sexual situations
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: One character comes out of the closet; though this character is played as effeminate, but there are no sexual situations, nor does he come on to those of his own sex.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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