The story of a man becoming a father... and a boy becoming a son.
Why don't you join a circus?
A young boy, born of drug-addict parents, has spend his entire life in institutions and foster homes. This, plus his chemical-addled birth, lead him to believe that he's actually a Martian. A recently widowed man decides to adopt him, to fullfil his own desire to be a father. This proves to be a major learning experience for both of them.
108 minutes , Parental Guidance Drama.
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John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Bud, Richard Schiff, Taya Calicetto
Menno Meyjes Screenplay Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, from the novel by David Gerrold Music Aaron Zigman Cinematography Robert D. Yoeman Editing Bruce Green Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2007
Produced by Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd., New Line Cinema
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Comedy, drama
Drug abuse None
Comments Poignant, heartwarming story concerning a troubled, adopted child. Parental guidance might be necessary for sensitive children.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 5
Die Burger Jacques Liebenberg 10
Cape Times Carina Chocano 5
The Citizen Natalie Bosman 13 International Media
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 10
eye Weekly (Canada) Kieran Grant 5
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 10
ScreenIt (USA) 8
Metacritic.com 26 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com 95 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 6
IMDB 1011 Netizens 14
Average .. 44% 9
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