Mars Needs Moms

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD: August 9, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.83
based on 26 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elizabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Tom Everett Scott


Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young.

Milo embarks on a quest to save his mom—one that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.

Director: Simon Wells
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Boyd
Screenplay: Simon Wells, Wendy Wells
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  • 4 stars "I took my fourteen year old and my four year old to this movie and all 3 of us enjoyed it. It was well done, not too scary, funny and had a great story line."
  • 5 stars "This was an EXCELLENT movie!!! My 7 year old and I liked it very much and I am surprised it has not gotten more press. Definitely one to see in the theaters!!! I would recommend it for children 6 - 13"
  • 4 stars "Great graphics! Compelling story! Great message for kids - never tell your mom that you would be better off without her!"