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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri Young ...
Regan Young ...
Uncle Nathan Pearson
Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Megan Parker ...
Annie Filkins


Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They came from upstairs. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs  »

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,008,423 (USA) (2 August 2009)


$25,200,412 (USA) (22 November 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 17:10, Sparks, the first alien Tom and Jake encounter while on top of the roof, tells them "Hello, humans. We come from upstairs." This line was probably intended as a joke, where the word "upstairs" is mistakenly used to mean "space". It is also the likely source of the working title "They Came From Upstairs". See more »


The whole alien thing starts off when Ricky and Tom go upstairs to fix the parabolic dish as the TV goes haywire following the awkward alien landing. Aliens uncover themselves before Tom fixes the dish. Later in two occasions the TV is seen showing sports events, one of which is right after the first encounter, when Hannah looks up as a reaction to sounds coming from rooftop. See more »


Stuart Pearson: If you're smart enough to hack into the school's computer, you're smart enough to pass math.
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Crazy Credits

Out takes are shown during the end credits See more »


Features The Legend of Zorro (2005) See more »


Electricity (Featuring Ya Boy)
Written and Performed by Brian Anthony
Courtesy of Socki Records - 7 Entertainment, LLC.
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User Reviews

29 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

You really have to find your inner child, when you watch this. And really, why would you watch this expecting anything else then a silly little comedy? It delivers on that premise and has either good actors to support some crazy humor (I forgot her name, but one of the "Golden Girls") or some crazy idea (a device that ... well you see, if you watch the movie)!

Maybe the voice of reason, should prevent me from a 6/10 rating and rather give it a 4 or 5. But I actually liked the movie and the charm it developed. The fun, that the cast and crew obviously had, while shooting the movie, translates onto the screen. Sometimes you really need something really silly, to enjoy ... this one definitely fits the bill! (and kids will love it ;o) )

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