Year of Release: 1987
Director: Matthew Robbins
Approx. Running Time: 107 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"...cheerful, funny family entertainment"
- Robert Ebert, SISKEL & EBERT/CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
When an unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs into a deteriorating tenement to get rid of the last five tenents, they need nothing short of a miracle to stay where they are.
In this delightful fantasy presented by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, little stands between the brave holdouts and the street. But one night, when all hope seems lost, tiny visitors from outer space mysteriously glide through their windows. As if in answer to their prayers, the incredible creatures begin to turn the tide with their magical powers.
Filled with dazzlign special effects, the amazing story of intergalactic warmth stars the acclaimed husband-wife team of Hume Cronyn and Academy Award winner Jessica Tandy as a pair of feisty long-term tenants whose faith is rewarded in ways they never expected.
A wonderfully touching story and a childhood favorite.
Rated PG (MPAA)