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Aliens in the Attic

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2009
  • John Schultz
  • 82 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Carter Jenkins stars here as teenage techno-geek Tom, who discovers cute but ruthless space creatures are using his family's holiday home as a base for an 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.

Credits

Cast

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Tom PearsonCarter Jenkins
Jake PearsonAustin Butler
Art PearsonHenri Young
Lee PearsonRegan Young
Hannah PearsonAshley Boettcher
Bethany PearsonAshley Tisdale
RickyRobert Hoffman
Nana RoseDoris Roberts
SparksJosh Peck
Stuart PearsonKevin Nealon
Uncle Nathan PearsonAndy Richter
Nina PearsonGillian Vigman
Sheriff Doug ArmstrongTim Meadows
SkipJ K Simmons
TazerThomas Haden Church
RazorKari Wahlgren

Crew

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DirectorJohn Schultz

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2009-08-07
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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