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
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John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Bud, Richard Schiff, Taya Calicetto
|Screenplay||Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, from the novel by David Gerrold|
|Cinematography||Robert D. Yoeman|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd., New Line Cinema|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Poignant, heartwarming story concerning a troubled, adopted child. Parental guidance might be necessary for sensitive children.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
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|eye Weekly (Canada)Kieran Grant ||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||10|
|IMDB1011 Netizens ||14|
|Average .. 44%||9|
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