Mac and Me

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"Eric's new in the neighborhood. Mac's new on the planet."
  • PG
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 3.4  (14,258)
  • 26

Mac and Me is a heartwarming family movie that follows the journey of an adorable extraterrestrial creature named Mac, who lands on Earth after his spaceship crash-lands in a remote part of the United States. The movie was released in 1988 and directed by Stewart Raffill. The story begins with a NASA probe landing on Mars and inadvertently disturbing the peaceful life of a group of aliens who live on the planet. In an attempt to rescue their members, they send a team of aliens to Earth, led by Mac, a cute, bubbly, and curious creature who loves to explore the new world around him.

Mac is discovered by a young boy named Eric, who uses a wheelchair due to a recent accident, and his older brother Michael, who has difficulties adjusting to their new life in California. Eric and Mac quickly become friends, and the two embark on a series of comical adventures as they try to keep Mac hidden from their family and the government officials who are on the hunt for him.

Throughout the film, Mac manages to elude the grasp of government agents, who have been alerted to his presence on Earth. Meanwhile, Eric and Michael become increasingly attached to their new friend and realize the importance of helping Mac find a way back to his home planet.

As the story unfolds, the family struggles with various issues, and the characters show the importance of love, friendship, and loyalty. The movie highlights several themes, including the importance of understanding and acceptance of others, overcoming differences, relying on one's own strength, and the meaning of family.

Christine Ebersole plays Janet, the boys' mother, who initially thinks that Mac is a new toy for Eric. However, as the movie progresses, Janet becomes more involved in finding a solution to help Mac return home safely.

Jonathan Ward plays Michael, a typical teenage boy who is struggling to adjust to the move to California from Chicago. Upon discovering Mac, Michael's focus shifts from his insecurities to protecting the creature and helping him return home.

Tina Caspary plays Debbie, a neighborhood girl who befriends Eric and Michael and helps them in their mission to help Mac. Debbie also provides some romantic tension in the movie.

The movie features a climactic scene at a local grocery shop where Mac causes chaos as the government agents are closing in on him. The scene is both thrilling and emotional and highlights the importance of perseverance, bravery, and teamwork.

Overall, Mac and Me is a timeless classic that showcases the importance of inclusion, empathy, and love. The movie is filled with humor, heartwarming moments, and a fantastic soundtrack. It is a perfect family movie that will have everyone rooting for Mac and his new friends.

Mac and Me is a 1988 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.4 and a MetaScore of 26.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    3.4  (14,258)
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