Martians Go Home

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"One billion green comedians have just landed on Earth. Now the joke is on us."
  • PG-13
  • 1990
  • 3.2  (822)

Martians Go Home is a sci-fi comedy film from 1989 that stars Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, and Anita Morris. The film is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by Fredric Brown. The story follows a writer named Mark Devereaux (played by Randy Quaid) who is struggling with writer's block. One day, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a alien invasion by tiny green Martians who can't stop talking. These Martians have the power to read minds and manipulate sound waves, which they use to torment and annoy humans.

Despite the chaos surrounding him, Mark tries to maintain his sanity and continue his work. He finds solace in a relationship with a woman named Sara (played by Margaret Colin), who sees the Martians as a force for good and even starts a religious cult that worships them. Meanwhile, a sleazy TV producer named Vern (played by Jeff Daniels) sees the potential for a hit show with the Martians as the stars.

As the Martians continue to wreak havoc and refuse to leave Earth, Mark becomes increasingly fed up with their antics. He hatches a plan to use their mind-reading powers against them, ultimately leading to a showdown between the humans and the Martians.

Overall, Martians Go Home is a zany and irreverent take on sci-fi tropes. The film relies heavily on the comedic talents of Randy Quaid, who delivers a memorable performance as the exasperated Mark. Margaret Colin and Anita Morris also shine in their respective roles, bringing humor and heart to the story.

While the film doesn't take itself too seriously, it does touch on some deeper themes about communication, control, and the nature of humanity. The Martians, despite their annoying tendencies, ultimately serve as a commentary on how we perceive and interact with those who are different from us.

Despite its relatively low budget and mixed critical reception, Martians Go Home has become something of a cult classic in the years since its release. It's a fun and quirky addition to the sci-fi comedy genre, and a must-see for fans of Randy Quaid's unique brand of humor.

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    3.2  (822)