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What to know: A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial.
Recommended age 5-18
105 minutes
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E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial is an instant classic. It is one of Steven Spielberg's best movies. An adventure about a young boy named Elliot and his new alien friend E.T. trying to get E.T. back to his planet. It is a heartwarming journey full of memorable scenes and incredible lighting and photography. This quirky family classic is a favorite of mine and is a part of my childhood. E.T. had some of the most amazing music I have ever seen in film. Turn On Your Heartlight by Neil Diamond is the main theme of this movie, and a good one at that. The storyline and character development was extremely well done. By the end of the film you had an emotional attachment to the majority of the characters. The scene where Elliot and E.T. are riding bikes and then suddenly start to float into the air over a silhouette of the moon is fantastic photography at it's finest. Overall, I give the movie 5 out of 5 stars. I find this movie suitable for all ages. Check this flick out on HDNET movies later this month.
A must for any family film library. This classic film (1982), celebrating its 30th anniversary this year is the one that burned Steven Spielberg's name into movie lovers' minds for eternity. The young boy, Elliot and his alien friend, E.T. have a very special relationship that kids and adults both relate to. It is filled with the things that make great films for families - hope, innocence and happiness. The friendship between E.T. and Elliot is something that we all strive for - to love a friend in spite of our differences. The setting, in a traditional suburban neighborhood where there are few surprises - is completely relatable. E.T.'s power to communicate with Elliot telepathically is how Elliot learns of E.T.'s wish to return home. This movie is full of surprises which are sure to delight any first-time viewers as they do for those of us who have watched it many times. It holds a place mark in our subconscious of kindness and love.
A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.
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