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Mars Needs Moms

Released

Mar 11, 2011

Latest Home Video

Aug 09, 2011

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

Simon Wells

Cast

Seth Green
Joan Cusack
Dan Fogler

Studio

2011 Walt Disney Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Mars Needs Moms.

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Synopsis

Like many adolescents, Milo (voice of Seth Green) sometimes gets tired of being told what to do by his mother (voice of Joan Cusack). But when Martians swoop down from space and kidnap his mom to raise their own kids, he hitches a ride in an effort to rescue her.

Content Details

Why Is Mars Needs Moms Rated PG?

Mars Needs Moms is rated PG for sci-fi action and peril.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Mars Needs Moms...

Violence: A woman, depicted as a character’s mother, is seen in a glass capsule with a large injection needle pointing at her head; when the sun rises and shines through the capsule, the woman inside dies and disappears. (This same scene is repeated at another point, but the woman involved escapes.) A firing squad scenario is depicted using sci-fi laser-type guns. A young girl puts graffiti on buildings. Characters are abducted. A character’s home is destroyed, and the burnt and damaged contents are seen. A substance on a character’s head lights on fire.

Sexual Content: Depiction of naked Martian infants.

Language: One mild expletive.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Mars Needs Moms.

After aliens kidnap their parents, Jimmy Neutron and his friends realize there is no one to take care of them so they head into space to bring their moms and dads back. Peter Pan and the Lost Boys discover just how nice it is to have a mom when Wendy and her brothers arrive in Neverland.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G Violence.
AB PG
MB PG
ON PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Mars Needs Moms...

Mars Need Moms releases to home video on August 9, 2011. The following packages are available:

Mars Need Moms (Single Disc DVD)

- Martian 101

- Fun with Seth

- Extended Opening

- Life on Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience

- 3 Deleted Scenes

- Flower Power Easter Egg

Mars Need Moms (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo)

All extras on the DVD version, plus:

- 4 Extra Deleted Scenes

Mars Need Moms (Four-Disc Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combo)

All extras on the DVD/Blu-ray Combo version, plus:

- Mom-Napping (Alternate Scene)

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momtothemax says: Mar. 13, 2011

I took my 6 year old son and 4 year old niece to see this movie.  Both sat entranced throughout the entire movie!  They loved it!  As a parent, taking young children, I was a little concerned about the emotional/“scary” scenes.  I would definitely recommend that parents decide for themselves whether they feel their children would be able to handle the intensity, especially near the end.  My 6 year old son, especially loves the digital animation of this movie and his all-time favorite, “The Polar Express.”  **Spoiler Alert** - The most concerning part was near the end.  My son told me later that he was “freaked out” by a scene in which “Milo’s” helmet was smashed and he struggled to breathe.  His mom saved him by giving him her helmet, but relief turned to horror as we realized that now she couldn’t breathe.  As she laid on the ground of Mars dying, another helmet is brought to her to save her life.  While it all turns out all right, the scene was extremely emotional and scary!

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