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Still shot from the movie: Aliens in the Attic.

Aliens in the Attic

What's a good vacation without a few surprises? But if the Pearson family thought the arrival of Bethany's (Ashley Tisdale) boyfriend (Robert Hoffman) was unexpected, just wait until they meet the uninvited guests lurking in the attic of their holiday home! These alien visitors may be small, but they have big plans for world domination. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 31 Jul 2009
Video Release: 03 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Aliens in the Attic Rated PG?

In this comedic tale about small, but nasty aliens intent on world domination, the creatures use technology, weapons and violent means to subdue the humans they encounter. Death threats are uttered. Children and teens go head-to-head with the aggressors by engaging in hand-to-hand confrontations, kicks, hits, punches and martial arts style maneuvers. A potato gun, paintball guns and firecrackers are used as weapons. Hits to the crotch and groin injuries are repeatedly used to generate humor. A character’s dentures fall out when trying to bite another. A dart is shot into the neck of various individuals, causing them to go into a zombie-like state where they lose the ability to act for themselves. Remote controls are then use to activate their bodies and use them for fighting or other purposes. Some characters abuse the affected person by taking advantage of this power. A sequence in the closing credits shows this device being used for vengeful purposes. Children routinely lie to their parents and attempt to manipulate them for their own personal gain. They later justify these courses of action by believing it will protect the adults from danger. Mild name-calling, chauvinistic remarks about females, disrespectful attitudes toward parents and derogatory names for police officers are heard. A profane phrase is spoken, but cuts off before the swear word is uttered. Sexual innuendo is abundant both verbally (including the use of a crude anatomical term) and in physical gestures. It is implied that a young adult has sexual intentions in his relationship with his high school-aged girlfriend. A female teen is seen in a bikini and makes lustful expressions when her male companion strips off his shirt to expose his bare chest. Frequent product placements are seen, including a brand of beer (a man also says they need to buy some more beer).

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