Martian Child
by Phil Boatwright

Martian Child will be available on DVD February 12th from New Line Home Entertainment. The film stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack.  Comedy/drama.  Rated PG.

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.  It’s 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, which allows us to sit back and view a grownup movie.

The DVD extras include:
Audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner as well as writers Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins
“Handle 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