From Other Worlds (2004)
Average Rating: 4.6/10
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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A despondent Brooklyn housewife whose life has become a boring and predictable routine finds her entire perception of the universe changed upon experiencing a close-encounter in her very own kitchen. Joanne Schwartzbaum (Cara Buono) has been sleepwalking her way through life for as far back as she can remember, but when an alien force reveals itself to her she is instantly snapped out of her complacent existence. Upon seeing a flier for a UFO support group during her weekly outing to the grocery
Jun 30, 2004 Wide
May 8, 2007
The 'comic' musical score is an embarrassment out of a '60s sitcom, and the supporting actors wouldn't make the cut at a high school audition.
There are a few funny jokes scattered throughout, but the halfhearted direction and clunky script are underscored by performances that feel like they belong in community theater.
Aliens offer a cure for earthling ennui in From Other Worlds, a limp sci-fi comedy with fewer laughs than a meeting of Abductees Anonymous.
A versatile attempt at the sci-fi genre, which makes its mark by not being an outright sci-fi movie.
From Other Worlds may not be out of this world. But it makes diverting earthly entertainment.
The word "slight" doesn't even begin to describe how minor the quirky indie comedy From Other Worlds turns out to be...
The film's underdeveloped characters and thin -- though busy -- story are forced into the foreground, and its 88-minute running time feels far longer.
Picture a campy cross of My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) and The Brother from Another Planet (1984) in which you get to enjoy laughs galore, allusions to horror classics, and a timely social message.
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