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Still shot from the movie: Mars Needs Moms.

Mars Needs Moms

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 88
Theater Release: 11 Mar 2011
Video Release: 09 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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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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