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Still shot from the movie: Martian Child.

Martian Child

Recently widowed, a sci-fi author named David (John Cusack) adopts a young boy (Bobby Coleman) who claims he comes from Mars. Whether truth or fiction, as the two lonely souls spend more time together, their relationship opens up a whole new world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 01 Nov 2007
Video Release: 11 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Martian Child Rated PG?


This heartwarming story of a man’s determination to adopt a child with social challenges may not appeal to young viewers due to many scenes of dialogue and adult-focused situations. However, there are few content concerns other than a handful of Christian terms of deity used as expletives and some moments of peril (such as a young character attempting suicide by jumping). A woman briefly mentions “growing breasts” as a turning point in grade school.

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