Aliens in the Attic

July 31st, 2009


Aliens in the Attic

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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.3/10 (6,853 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

Director: John Schultz

Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins

Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet.

Writers: Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg

Carter Jenkins - Tom Pearson
Austin Butler - Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale - Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher - Hannah Pearson
Henri Young - Art Pearson
Regan Young - Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts - Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman - Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon - Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman - Nina Pearson
Andy Richter - Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows - Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Malese Jow - Julie
Megan Parker - Brooke
Maggie VandenBerghe - Annie Filkins

Taglines: The aliens vs. the Pearsons


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | 20th Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 31 July 2009

Filming Locations: Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

Box Office Details

Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,008,423 (USA) (2 August 2009) (3106 Screens)

Gross: $56,483,476 (Worldwide)

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Did You Know?

Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to Aliens in the Attic.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The Sheriff is angry that Uncle Nathan has no license plate on the front of his car, but this is irrelevant because Michigan does not require a front license plate.

Stuart Pearson: If you're smart enough to hack into the school's computer, you're smart enough to pass math.

User Review

If Kids Wrote Reviews, This'd Be Rated Higher

Rating: 8/10

I saw this movie with my 2 kids -- ages 3 and 9. Although I can't say I cared for it much, they LOVED it. I've never seen my daughter (the 3 year old) laugh so much or sit so still at a movie.

As a grumpy adult, I couldn't ignore the irrational plot line. My kids could care less, and they adored the clever funny dialogue and the silly slapstick comedy.

I'd strongly recommend that adults stay away. I'd also strongly recommend that anyone with kids go see it.

My rating of 8 is an average. I give it a 4, but both kids give it a 10. That averages out to an 8.


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