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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. »


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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How We Determine Our Grades

Martian Child is rated PG: for thematic elements and mild language (theatrical); for thematic elements, (video)

Cast: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Bobby Coleman.
Studio: New Line Cinema

Detailed Review

If you have never had a youngster who fixated on a particular fantasy, this film may be somewhat difficult for you to relate to. I however, instantly appreciated the situation… 
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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… 
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Talk It Over

In corresponding with David Gerrold, he indicates his experience with the social workers who arranged… 
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