(39,234)6.61 h 33 min2015X-RayPG
In the year's hit comedy, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME.
Tim Johnson
Jim ParsonsRihannaSteve Martin
English [CC]
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Raymond PearsonReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsMost Underrated Modern Animated Film
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I had low expectations the first time I watched this movie. The reviews were mediocre at best, both from the critics and other people. However, I was pleasantly surprised, and it has become one of my favorite movies. Not only does this movie have a great “pick me up” story, but is also full of happy and uplifting undertones. Furthermore, the dialogue is both great for kids as well as interesting and multi-layered for adults—I believe this is one of the most underrated aspects of this movie. The use of the “alien” language makes for a linguistically fun and interesting movie. I’m sure there are many with legitimate criticisms of this movie; but, if you’re looking for a funny, interesting, feel-good movie after having a rough day or week, this is the movie to put on.
50 people found this helpful
Lauren214Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing movie! Adorable with great life lessons
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I love this movie for so many reasons! Touches on so many topics/lessons for kids and is adorable as well! Initially I thought it might be annoying or for really young kids based on the cover picture, but this isn't the case at all!

Love the lessons on diversity, accepting other cultures vs believing you are superior/smarter, etc, understanding emotions, consequences of mistreating others & being reckless, appreciation of art, power of music and dancing, being unique & different, taking perspective of others, friendship & family, loyalty & sacrifice vs selfishness, bravery, and more.

I also love that the main character is a beautiful black girl with curly hair and possibly hispanic mother? instead of white like so many movies are. I like that media is finally (though slowly) catching up to real culture. This is especially great for the girls I nanny for, who are half white/black and asked why so many Disney movies have girls with light skin and straight/wavy hair instead of darker skin and curly hair like theirs. They already talk about wanting straight hair and how their dolls with lighter skin are prettier, which is heartbreaking. The girl is also in 7th grade, and movie appeals to both younger and older kids, while also being entertaining for adults! :)
29 people found this helpful
apocalypse blondeReviewed in the United States on July 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsBest kids' movie for all ages that I have seen in ages
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I am almost 30 and I love this movie. It's a heartfelt story about an alien arriving on Earth with it's species. All humans have been put into a relocation center - that the aliens think is "better" and "nice" because it's filled with games and candy. One little girl accidentally was left in the city, and becomes a traveling companion for the alien. He made a mistake and is trying to run away, and she is trying to find her mom with her faithful cat named Pig. It's hilarious and cute. I haven't laughed this hard in a kids movie - for kid humor - in years. Despite my normal dislike of pop music, I love the soundtrack. It's very fitting.

Potential Cons
I am not a parents, but I do teach English as a Second Language, so I feel it should be noted that the alien speaks very poor English. He mixes up words since it is his Second Language and he messes up words. For example, he calls exiting a cupboard into the main room going "into the out." He drops prepositions and articles sometimes as well. He constantly messes up "my mom." While this adds to the cuteness and the humor, if you have a toddler learning to speak, it might be confusing. I'm not sure, as I said, I have no children. Personally, I now tell my kitties that they need to go "into the out now" when I want them to go on the balcony. : )
18 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars"New" Blu-ray Was Obviously A Used Disc
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This review is for the actual disc condition and not the movie itself. I have bought several movies directly from Amazon and have had no problem before. I had selected the condition to be new but upon opening the case it was very apparent that this disc was not new at all, just repackaged. There were smudges, fingerprints from someone else on it, and multiple scratches across the disc surface. If you're claiming a product is new it should actually be new and not so obviously used and damaged.
6 people found this helpful
JBHTxReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsMy kids are OBSESSED
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My kids are completely obsessed with this movie. They love the characters. When we aren't watching this movie, they are role playing the movie at home. They love the soundtrack. We listen to it non-stop in the car. They watch the show on Netflix. Basically all we do around here is Home related. I hadn't even heard of this movie before we stumbled across it on Amazon one day, and now it's my whole life.
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JennaazReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsClever, Creative, Funny
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We LOVE this movie! The characters are funny without feeling forced, the story is very cute, and the Boov (aliens) are really comical! It has the expected subtle adult humor without being suggestive or sexual, but mostly it's just ironically or verbally funny. It's a super sweet story about a girl trying to find her mom after aliens take over the planet and relocate the entire human population to Australia while the aliens seek refuge over the rest of the planet trying to hide from their enemies. The outcast alien and the girl who wasn't relocated become friends, both with their own missions. It's incredibly sweet! My husband and I have watched it a few times by ourselves, with no kids present, and we often quote the movie. Win!
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Brittany AveraReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsLove the movie!
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Arrived on time, definitely worth for the price! One of my favorite movies and I cannot wait to watch it again!
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Joyce AustinReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsThis Movie Is Layered in Depth and Social Situations Even Adults/Parents Will Really Appreciate.
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I sort of fell in love with this movie without expecting to. It was kind of ridiculous I wound up watching the rental so many times to the point that I just bought it when I saw it at the store lol.. I think it's difficult when you only review things you love (or super dislike) - I should probably review more but when you see others making similar comments for or against something it's easy to just let them say it.

For me the movie had so many elements and layers that you don't often find in animated films. The writing was great, I find myself quoting Boov from time to time now. The Boov (purple creature on the cover) had control of everything in the galaxy for the most part and thought that they were right about everything but it took a series of events to help them begin to understand that other beings have feelings and a right to live a good life of their own making as well. Once that became more clear suddenly the truth of the various infringements on the rights of others became more obvious and there was a new willingness to reach out and be vulnerable and correct those wrongs. It was also a feel-good story on ways that when people's lives get turned upside down, they can still find ways to get back to the people/things they care about and make things right. Kids and parents who have been through a lot or who would like to understand others who have, would probably really appreciate it.
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