Overall B-

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use A-

Talk to your kids about…

Aliens in the Attic

What are the two different strategies Tom and his cousin Jake have for tackling the aliens? Is one better than the other? How are these varying viewpoints a reflection of the personal pastimes of each of the teens?

Throughout the movie, Tom struggles with his self-image. How does he respond to the expectations of his peers and cousins? What negative stereotypes does he war with? What does he learn about himself during his battle with the space creatures? How does it affect the relationship he has with his father?