Mars Needs Moms

Mom needs a little space.


Mars Needs Moms
This stop-motion family feature bombed at the US box office, causing some problems for Disney. The film is about a rebellious nine-year-old, who wishes he didn't have a mom. The Martians grant his wish and wisk mom off to Mars, where they need Earth moms to raise their kids. Junior manages to steal a ride along, and soon is hard at work on Mars trying to rescue his mother. I guess he discovered he does need her after all.

86 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family.

Showtimes

They make nice pets.
They make nice pets.

Credits

Cast
Seth Green, voices of Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Tom Everett Scott
Director
Simon Wells
ScreenplaySimon Wells, Wendly Wells, from the book by Berkeley Breathed
MusicJohn Powell
CinematographyRobert Presley
EditingWayne Wahrman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2011
Produced byImageMovers, Walt Disney Productions

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated, adventure
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSome tension and mild moments of potential distress. Parental oversight recommended.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Hollywood Reporter quote iconA visual trip, but story runs out of steam
5
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
8
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThe perfect family film in every way, moms, dads, kids and even those Martians are gonna love this funny, warm and wonderful tale.
13
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIt's not exactly your typical, easy, breezy, carefree matinee movie. But then again, the films that really stick with most of us from our youth are often the stories that scared us the most, made us cry, made us feel the characters' fear and uncertainty in the face of grave danger. Mars Needs Moms works on this level.
14
Metacritic.com
22 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe cast is solid and it's visually well-crafted, but Mars Needs Moms suffers from a lack of imagination and heart.
7

What the People say

Internet
1194 Netizens quote iconFun and intelligent, this is one animated sci fi voyage you won't want to miss.
8

Average .. 47%

9

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