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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Mark Burton (screenplay), Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carter Jenkins ... Tom Pearson
Austin Butler ... Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale ... Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher ... Hannah Pearson
Henri Young Henri Young ... Art Pearson
Regan Young Regan Young ... Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts ... Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman ... Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon ... Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman ... Nina Pearson
Andy Richter ... Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows ... Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Melise ... Julie (as Malese Jow)
Megan Parker Megan Parker ... Brooke
Maggie VandenBerghe ... Annie Filkins
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Storyline

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

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Plot Keywords:

mastiff | leash | collar | muzzle | attic | See All (30) »

Taglines:

They are home but they are not alone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,008,423, 2 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,200,412, 22 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,881,056
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Dolby | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to Aliens in the Attic (2009). See more »

Goofs

The Illinois license plate on Ricky's car (at 08:37 to 08:39 with a blue tag in the lower right corner reading 03-10) is out of date. The type of license plate on his car has not been used in Illinois since 2001, but the movie clearly appears to be set in the present. See more »

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Hannah Pearson: Sockmonkey!
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Out takes are shown during the end credits See more »

Connections

References Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams (1995) See more »

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Hannah and Sparks
Written and Performed by Brady Cohan
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Enjoyable Children's Film
13 August 2009 | by matus92See all my reviews

As my title implies, most children will find this film enjoyable. I went to see it with my younger brother and he loved it. Does "Aliens in the Attic" have content the parents would enjoy? Not really, and no it doesn't have the depth of humour that Pixar or the older Disney films have. It's just a fun kids comedy with plenty of slapstick to keep them amused throughout.

Overall, this movie was decently acted, with some very funny moments (and I'll admit I laughed a few times myself). The CGI aliens are pretty poorly done unfortunately and the characters are nothing new; however, if you see this film for what it is- mindless entertainment- you just might enjoy it. At the very least, the children will.


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