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An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.

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Tim Johnson

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Tom J. Astle (screenplay by), Matt Ember (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Parsons ... Oh (voice)
Rihanna ... Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci (voice)
Steve Martin ... Captain Smek (voice)
Jennifer Lopez ... Lucy Tucci (voice)
Matt Jones ... Kyle (voice)
Brian Stepanek ... Gorg Commander / Father / Boov (voice)
April Lawrence April Lawrence ... Boov Announcer (voice) (as April M. Lawrence)
Stephen Kearin ... Boov (voice)
Lisa Stewart Lisa Stewart ... Boov (voice)
April Winchell ... Boov (voice)
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Storyline

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

On the run, over his head, looking for a place to crash. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Smekday! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,107,731, 29 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$177,397,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$387,663,547
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Parsons' character, Oh, was originally going to be named "J. Lo," like in the original book, though it was changed for unknown reasons. In real life, "J. Lo" is a nickname Jennifer Lopez goes by. Coincidentally, she is also in the voice cast of this film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Captain Smeck says that he found a new planet in the Milky-Way Galaxy. About 14 Minutes in, Oh accidentally sends an invite to his party to the whole galaxy. If The Gorg wasn't in the Milky-Way, then he would've never gotten the invite. So nothing would've been wrong. See more »

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Oh: High hands touching!
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Crazy Credits

DreamWorks Animation Logo the boy gets sucked up by a violet tube and a boov takes the boys spot. See more »

Connections

References The Croods (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing In The Dark
Written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Ester Dean, Maureen McDonald and Robyn Fenty
Performed by Rihanna
Produced by Stargate
Rihanna appears courtesy of Westbury Road Entertainment
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Generic and Uninspired. HOME delivers a haunting message but falls short of Contagious Humor

There are several lingering messages that HOME intends to deliver, and the speakers are aimed toward the younger ears: conquer your fears, be yourself, and as the soundtrack says "Feel the light" and bring it all back, pertaining to the lost glory waiting to be reclaimed, and the HOME they eventually, should be going back to.

It will be difficult to dismiss HOME's charm, specifically the colorful bubbly aliens called Boov, and equally endearing human characters, most of which voiced by popular actors like Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. However, I'll be frank—there's really nothing else so special about the movie. The plot is generic, I mean we've seen these alien-invades-earth, extraterrestrial befriends-human formula, over and over again, and it's kind of tiring already. I almost don't care about the plot anymore. Worse, in HOME, the humour didn't feel natural, either. I had these many moments when I needed to pause and ask myself "was that supposed to be funny?" while realizing the confused laughter gathering volume around me inside the theater. I just find everything the writers seemingly thought to be funny, aren't really as funny as they seem to imply. HOME is a colorful movie, I mean literally colorful, and you may find some of the characters lovable, but that's all. In general, HOME is a generic movie with flawed storyline, just another version of what we've already seen from its genre, only forced and unnatural and yields a mostly unpleasant outcome, bereft of contagious humor it utterly needs to overshadow its overly familiar material.If it's any consolation, the movie has beaufiful soundtrack.

Anyway, you wouldn't blame the kids for finding this wonderful movie, it's for them after all. And this will serve as a reminder about how they should be and should act like while growing up.


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