- 1 hr 48 min
Enemy Mine is not a story about a landmine that was set by an enemy. Instead it is a complicated story of enemies who find themselves battling for life on a planet in another place and time. Humans and aliens are fighting for an unknown reason and two of their pilots crash land on a desolate volcano laden planet. As they encounter each other they behave as enemies but soon find that their very survival depends on working together. They learn the language of each other, their cultures and personal things, too. We get to learn things about both characters as well. The cast is small because it primarily revolves around the human and the humanoid reptile. They have challenges that compel the audience to sit on the edge of their seat as well as delightful and touching scenes as both individuals become more bonded than they ever thought possible. As the pair learn more about each other the alien Drac proves to be more than the human counted on. He somehow becomes pregnant and then gives birth to this baby reptilian humanoid right before dying, himself, from wounds he gets during a vicious attack by a creature native to the planet. The audience is now shedding a tear, and the human has more to deal with. How to feed a baby he knows nothing about while trying to stay alive on the planet whose air space is still a war zone. The movie is clearly one that was designed to help people to understand that even in their differences, individuals can still find common ground. They can learn to work together when it comes to life and death, and that you can find friendship in the most unlikely places. The cast of Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett, Jr, makes this sleeper hit a movie worth seeing again and again. The costumes and the acting are both superb.