We recently watched the DVD Martian Child. I really liked this movie! It is an intelligent script with a great cast. It stars John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack, and Oliver Platt. It’s about a recently widowed science-fiction writer who adopts a young boy that claims to be from Mars. There is a series of strange occurrences that lead David (played by Cusack), and we the viewers to believe that Dennis’ (played by Bobby Coleman) claim of being a Martian may be true. The on screen chemistry between Cusack and Coleman is beautiful.
I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it, so I will just say that it is a good family movie. It will give parents an opportunity to discuss the feeling of insecurities and abandonment to name a few, if you feel so inclined.
Finally, I think the reason this movie touched me was the fact that it is based on a true story. To know that David and Dennis exist and lived this story makes the movie truly come to life!
If you have watched Martian Child, I would love to hear what you thought of it. Hope to hear from you! Enjoy Life!!!