Martian Child parents guide

Martian Child

Overall B

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.

Release date November 1, 2007

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

Why is Martian Child rated PG? The MPAA rated Martian Child PG for thematic elements and mild language (theatrical); for thematic elements, (video)

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Martian Child
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Martian Child rated PG? Martian Child is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements and mild language (theatrical); for thematic elements, (video)

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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Martian Child
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G -----
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Martian Child is directed by and stars John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Bobby Coleman..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Martian Child movie is February 11, 2008. Here are some details…

The Marian Child lands on DVD with extra materials to explore. Use your “radar sensors” for the audio commentary by producers David Kirschner and Corey Sienega, and writers Seth E. Bass and Jonathan Tolins, and your “optical indicators” for deleted scenes as well as the featurettes Handle With Care (working with the Martian Child) and The Real Martian Child. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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If you are a Star Trek fan, you may have seen some of David Gerrold’s work. He was the scriptwriter for what is regarded as the most popular Star Trek episode from the original series: The Trouble With Tribbles. He has written for numerous other science-fiction television series as well.

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Another young boy hides in a box to escape the loneliness of losing his mom in the film Millions. John Cusack portrays another widower in the movie Grace Is Gone. Actress Joan Cusack (John’s real life sister), who plays David’s advice-giving sister, took on a similar role in the movie Raising Helen.