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Running Time:
1 hour, 26 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for action violence, some suggestive humor and language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A harmless distraction that will mostly entertain kids under 15.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Closed Caption; Introductions to film and special features with Ashley Tisdale; Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; Animated short behind the Zirkonians; Meet the Zirkonians interactive featurette; The Ashley Encounters featurette; Kung Fu grandma featurette.

CAST:
Carter Jenkins ... Tom Pearson
Austin Butler ... Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale ... Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher ... Hannah Pearson
Henri Young ... Art Pearson
Regan Young ... Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts ... Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman ... Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon ... Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman ... Nina Pearson
Andy Richter ... Uncle Nathan
Tim Meadows ... TheSheriff



Aliens in the Attic

Aliens in the Attic starring Carter Jenkins: DVD Cover Tom Pearson (Carter Jenkins "Keeping Up with the Steins") isn’t thrilled about spending most of his summer in rural Michigan, on a family vacation with his two sisters, teenaged Bethany (Ashley Tisdale "High School Musical") and younger Hannah (newcomer Ashley Boettcher). Ignoring the attitude, Mom and Dad (Gillian Vigman "The Hangover" and Kevin Nealon "SNL") do their best to keep things upbeat during the cramped ride to their old rented mansion. Before they are even unpacked, some other Pearsons show up: cousin Jake (Austin Butler "The Faithful") and the twins Art and Lee (Henri and Regan Young). Then, suddenly, Bethany’s boyfriend Ricky (Robert Hoffman "She's The Man") unexpectedly arrives too.

While the gang stakes out their claims for beds and activities, Bethany immediately puts on a tiny bikini and lures Ricky to the swimming pool while Tom and Jake hide in the bushes with a paintball gun aimed at Ricky’s private parts. Unfortunately, the resulting hits only gets Ricky sympathy from the trusting adults and more opportunities for him to secretly harass the teenaged boys.

When Grandma Pearson (Doris Roberts "Everybody Loves Raymond") announces the television is on the blink, the shenanigans move to the rooftop. Locked out of the house by Ricky, Tom and Jake discover the satellite dish is in pieces. No sooner do they wonder how that happened when they meet four little green aliens. During the rooftop skirmish that follows, the twins are shot with small darts from the creatures’ weapons, but they don’t seem to be affected. But Ricky, who comes out to see what is taking so long, isn’t so lucky. After being hit in the back of the neck, the aliens take over his mind and body using a video game-like controller. Now manipulating him to carry out their commands, the Pearsons have an even bigger battle on their hands. Although the kids manage to lock their unwanted visitors in the attic, they realize this isn’t  the end of the battle.

This harmless action/adventure distraction directed by John Schultz ("Like Mike") will certainly amuse kids under 15. The rest of you could find many more exciting diversions elsewhere.

 

                                                            







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