Meet Dave

July 11th, 2008


Meet Dave

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A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.8/10 (18,000 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Brian Robbins

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union

A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in.

Writers: Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett

Eddie Murphy - Dave / Captain
Elizabeth Banks - Gina Morrison
Gabrielle Union - No. 3 - Cultural Officer
Scott Caan - Dooley
Ed Helms - No. 2 - 2nd In Command
Kevin Hart - No. 17
Mike O'Malley - Knox
Pat Kilbane - No. 4 - Security Officer
Judah Friedlander - Engineer
Marc Blucas - Mark
Jim Turner - Doctor
Austyn Myers - Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)
Adam Tomei - No. 35
Brian Huskey - Lieutenant Right Arm
Shawn Christian - Lieutenant Left Arm

Taglines: There's a Whole Other World Going on Inside of Him.


Official Website: Twentieth Century-Fox [France] | Twentieth Century-Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 11 July 2008

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,251,918 (USA) (13 July 2008) (3011 Screens)

Gross: $11,802,056 (USA) (5 October 2008)

Technical Specs


Continuity: When Gina gives him the tomato ketchup, he drinks it and there is some sauce still on his lip. However, in the next scene, where the cat approaches him, the sauce is gone.

[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude,, I was like..."Yes, we *do* have nuclear missiles", and he was all like "No, you don't", and I was all like "Yes, we do." "Whatever." And I was like "Well, what part of 'whatever' do you not get?"

User Review

Wonderful feel-good matter what anyone else says

Rating: 9/10

It is rare for me to feel so strongly about something that I actually register on a website JUST to add my own comment to it. Well, this is what I just did here on IMDb because.... this movie rocks. I'm looking at the ratings breakdown and almost half of the votes are 1 out of 10 while the other half is evenly spread over ratings from 2 to 10. Is it just me or does someone want to bring this gem of a movie down? o_O

Eddie Murphy is awesome as both Dave (the ship) and its captain, and the supporting cast is brilliant...I smiled throughout the whole movie and had some real laughs, the plot is tight with no real holes I could make out, AND... whoever it was that said the whole premise is silly and laughable is forgetting one important thing about these kind of movies: They're fantasy entertainment.

And on that basis, "Meet Dave" works. Humor, warmth, a friendship/self-confidence message, faith in the good in humans, it's all there and wonderfully done. Of course the plot is more than unlikely, but that's the beauty of movies in general - they can take you to an imaginary world and let you be amazed at the "what-ifs."

It's just such a shame that most people aren't even going to bother seeing this once they glance at the IMDb rating. As for me, I can't wait for the DVD release. It rocks, from the first minute to the last.

Welcome back, Eddie Murphy :)


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