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Rated
PG
Runtime 106 min
Ratings
34% critics Rotten Tomatoes
72% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 10+ Common Sense Media
Where to Watch
YouTube Movie Trailers
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Release 11/02/07
Actors John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo
Directors Menno Meyjes
What's the nature of being a parent and of being a child? David is a widower grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and was considered weird as a boy. He meets Dennis, a foster child who claims to be on a mission from Mars, stays in a large box all day, fears sunlight, and wears a belt of flashlight batteries so he won't float away. David takes the six-year-old home on a trial. His sister and his wife's best friend offer support, but the guys are basically alone to figure this out. Dennis takes things, is expelled, and is coached by David in being normal. Will the court approve the adoption, and will Dennis stay? Can a man become a father and a child become a son?
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Release 11/02/07
Actors John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo
Directors Menno Meyjes
What's the nature of being a parent and of being a child? David is a widower grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and was considered weird as a boy. He meets Dennis, a foster child who claims to be on a mission from Mars, stays in a large box all day, fears sunlight, and wears a belt of flashlight batteries so he won't float away. David takes the six-year-old home on a trial. His sister and his wife's best friend offer support, but the guys are basically alone to figure this out. Dennis takes things, is expelled, and is coached by David in being normal. Will the court approve the adoption, and will Dennis stay? Can a man become a father and a child become a son?