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Still shot from the movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

A boy named Elliot (Henry Thomas) meets an alien and they become best friends. The little creature personifies every child's dream of the ultimate imaginary playmate, but it is no game when government agents close in on and try to capture the lost space visitor. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 10 Jun 1982
Video Release: 09 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How did E.T. react to scenes of conflict such as Elliot’s battle with his action figures?  How did he act when Mike and Elliot stole Gertie’s doll and threatened to tear it apart? What might his behavior tell us about the planet he came from?

This film has several examples of blatant product promotion. Can you name some of them? Do you think this is a good way for companies to advertise? Is this an acceptable way for producers to get extra cash for their film? Do you think a movie’s success (or lack thereof) will reflect on the merchandise?

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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