Year of Release: 2007
Director(s): Menno Meyjes
Approx. Running Time: 108 minutes
My Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY FILMS OF THE YEAR!"
-KEVIN STEINCROSS, FOX TV (ST. LOUIS)
John Cusack stars in this "inspirational and uplifting journey" (Cynthia Wickenkamp, Starz Entertainment) as a lonely science-fiction writer who adopts a boy who claims to be from Mars. With the help of his quirky friend (Amanda Peet) and his sister (Joan Cusack), this new father discovers that being a parent means anything is possible.
I gave this film a 3 star rating because, although it is very good, it doesn't quite seem to belong with the 4 star films. Maybe a 3 1/2?
I know, I know, I don't do heartwarming (or "inspirational and uplifting") but I made an exception here. If you're going to watch this movie, I suggest doing so alone with a box of tissues because it really is that touching. Sigh.
Rated PG (MPAA)
2007 (Year Of Release)