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Martian Child (2007) Movie Information

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Menno Meyjes


John Cusack
Oliver Platt
Amanda Peet
Joan Cusack
Bobby Coleman
Sophie Okonedo





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A devastated man adopts a 6 year old boy after his fiancee is killed. The son that he adopted believes he is from Mars.

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Alaine 12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Some powerful moments. A bit hard to understand Bobby Coleman. Amanda Peet more subdued than expected. Takes the "different one" idea to another planet, like K-PAX did.

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It had some good moments but I mainly found it to be a boring movie

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Ollievee79 08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was a sweet family film. It reminded me very much of E.T. It had the same heart and a few similar elements. John and Joan Cusack were as wonderful as always. The young actor in the movie that played the martian child was adorable without being annoying about it. This was a great movie about fitting in and what makes us human.

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05/31/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Serious but Correctly Executed

I adored this movie quite a bit even though it is a little predictable. Sometimes a predictable melodrama can be enjoyable if it is correctly executed. Child psychology is at the center of this picture; there were moments that truly made me wonder whether the child is "just" traumatized due to the abandonment by his parents or if there is something darker about him that is lurking under the surface. Either way, it's an interesting piece and it has a handful of insights about alienation and living. I'm glad that this shows the hardship of parenting, specifically adoption, but I'm sure that it's at least ten times harder in real life. John Cusack is very believable as a windower who desperately needs to heal. But it is Joan Cusack who stole the scenes because of her interesting mannerisms a...

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