Aliens in the Attic

  • PG
  • John Schultz (2009)
  • US
  • 82 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Fifteen-year-old techno-geek Tom (Carter Jenkins) discovers cute but ruthless pint-sized space creatures using his family's holiday home as a base for a full-blown alien invasion. Having mocked him for being a "mathlete", Tom's siblings and cousins soon realise that his ingenuity and computer skills may be the only thing standing between them and the destruction of the Earth. They band together to foil the visitors' plans, while their parents and grandmother remain oblivious to the mayhem surrounding them. Conceived and co-written by Brit Mark Burton (Madagascar, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), this is a thrilling children's yarn with enough pop-culture references to hold grown-ups' interest, while director John Schultz delivers a series of ingenious slapstick set pieces that echo both The Goonies and Home Alone.

Plot Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Carter Jenkins and Ashley Tisdale. Teenager Tom Pearson arrives with his family at their holiday home only to discover it is occupied by decidedly unfriendly beings from another planet. The little green men are armed with thought control devices that only work on adults, so it falls to Tom and the younger members of the Pearson clan to try to prevent a full-scale invasion of Earth.

Cast and crew


Tom Pearson
Carter Jenkins
Jake Pearson
Austin Butler
Art Pearson
Henri Young
Lee Pearson
Regan Young
Hannah Pearson
Ashley Boettcher
Bethany Pearson
Ashley Tisdale
Robert Hoffman
Nana Rose
Doris Roberts
Josh Peck
Stuart Pearson
Kevin Nealon
Uncle Nathan Pearson
Andy Richter
Nina Pearson
Gillian Vigman
Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Tim Meadows
J K Simmons
Thomas Haden Church
Kari Wahlgren


John Schultz

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Aug 2009
Certificate PG