- Starring: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks
Dave Ming Chang, newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There's something about him that's not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: "Dave" is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. It's little Eddie in the BIG family comedy Meet Dave. (20th Century Fox)
- Director: Brian Robbins
- Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance, Family
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CommandoDude7Unlike these other 4 I'm going to give this movie a realistic review. It was a very good comedy, but it wasn't the best. It had good moments, with funny or sometimes unfunny stereotypes. And seeing Eddie Murphy, pilot Eddie Murphy as an alien unfamiliar in Earth Culture was hilarious. Towards the end, the movie they had the cliche 'Alien says good bye to humanity to leave' and the 'Two characters fall in love' which made me like it less. Deffinately worth seeing in theaters. Won't be your favorite though.… Expand
ChadS.4Most New Yorkers aren't the trusting sort. Most New York moms would be hesitant about leaving their sons home alone with a stranger they barely knew. After hitting a brother from another planet with her car, Gina Morrison(Elizabeth Banks) discerns nothing at all peculiar about his "coincidental" materialization across her apartment window, or the fact that he's injury-free, without a trace of bloody muss on his body and natty attire. "Meet Dave" is a comedy, but a comedy needs some semblance of realism in order for the farcial circumstances to provoke unstrained laughter from the audience. In Ron Howard's "Splash", the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah may act unusual, but not unusual enough to try our patience. Even when "Madison" shatters all the lobster tanks as she says her name using the aquatic parlance(right then and there, the Tom Hanks character should recognize that the girl isn't human), we permit the film some leeway, because the mermaid had seemed human enough to our satisfaction. That's why "Meet Dave" doesn't work. Dave's behavior is so erratic, the mother should either drive this odd behaving man to a hospital for a full psychiatric evaluation, or stay far, far, far away. She seems stupid. And stupid people are anathemic to comedy. An even bigger mess posited by the film's refusal to enmesh the fantastical in a lifelike milieu, are the aliens themselves, who seem suitably human before they supposedly acquire our cultural and social norms. The only flash of wit on display in "Meet Dave" is the alien's Chinese surname, in conjunction with the spoof for Nike's "I am Tiger Woods" television advert(the one where people of all colors claimed to be Eldrick). Like Dave, Woods is not completely black(he's actually 1/2 Asian, 1/4 Black, and 1/4 American Indian), even though the golfing phenom is marketed like he was a brother from another planet.… Expand
EverythingIAm0Horrible. Save us all and just retire Mr. Murphy, your films are crap.