My Favorite Martian

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"The martian has landed. There goes the neighborhood."
  • PG
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.1  (14,351)
  • 33

My Favorite Martian is a 1999 science-fiction comedy movie that follows the story of a friendly Martian named Uncle Martin, who lands in the desert of California. The movie is a live-action adaptation of the classic 1960s TV series by the same name. Uncle Martin is on Earth to seek refuge from his planet's authorities, who want him to return as he stole crucial laboratory equipment. In his attempts to hide from the authorities, Uncle Martin takes the form of a human and befriends a TV reporter named Tim O'Hara.

Tim O'Hara is an eager and ambitious TV journalist who is struggling to make a name for himself with a new discovery. He comes across Uncle Martin accidentally and is astounded by the Martian's advanced technology and abilities. Despite the fact that Martin has the power to control space-time and can make things disappear, Tim soon realizes that Martin is a friendly alien who wants to get back home.

As the story unfolds, Tim tries his best to hide Martin from his neighbors and the government authorities while also helping him retrieve the equipment he had stolen from Mars. Along the way, the two form a close bond, and Tim even introduces Martin to the love of his life, a scientist named Dr. Elizabeth Banks.

However, things take a turn for the worse when the government becomes aware of Martin's presence, and they send a team of agents led by a ruthless agent, Coleye, to capture the alien. Meanwhile, Martin's spaceship, where the stolen equipment is kept, is found by another Martians who arrive on Earth to retrieve the missing parts.

The movie is a lighthearted, family-friendly comedy that features a mix of slapstick humor, special effects, and a light-hearted storyline. Jeff Daniels plays the role of Tim O'Hara, and he delivers a perfect balance of humor and keenness. Christopher Lloyd plays Uncle Martin with a zany and quirky charm, perfectly capturing the character's kind-heartedness and his fascination with human culture.

The supporting cast, including Elizabeth Hurley as Dr. Elizabeth Banks and Ray Walston as Martin Advisor, also adds to the movie's overall appeal. The special effects in the movie are impressive, and the scenes involving Uncle Martin's powers are visually stunning.

Overall, My Favorite Martian is a fun, family-friendly movie that delivers a lighthearted, entertaining storyline with endearing performances from the cast. It is a great movie for those who enjoy science-fiction comedies and those looking for an enjoyable, feel-good film.

My Favorite Martian is a 1999 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 33.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.1  (14,351)
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