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Martian Child

Martian Child

The story of a man becoming a father... and a boy becoming a son.
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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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Credits
Cast
John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Bud, Richard Schiff, Taya Calicetto
Director
Menno Meyjes
ScreenplaySeth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, from the novel by David Gerrold
MusicAaron Zigman
CinematographyRobert D. Yoeman
EditingBruce Green
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byHannah Rachel Production Services Ltd., New Line Cinema

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsPoignant, 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.

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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
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eye Weekly (Canada)Kieran Grant quote icon 5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 10
ScreenIt (USA)8
Metacritic.com26 critics10
RottenTomatoes.com95 critics10
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IMDB1011 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 44%9


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