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MEET DAVE

Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrive on earth in the perfect disguise - a spaceship shaped like an ordinary man! The spaceship (Eddie Murphy, the ship`s captain), with each miniature alien responsible for operating a particular part of the body, embarks on an adventure in Manhattan. Complications ensue when their captain falls in love with an Earth woman!

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 14 Aug 2008
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Distributor: 20TH CENTURY FOX
Cast: Ed Helms
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Format: NA

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Writer: Lai Swee Wei

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Watch this if you liked: "Coming To America", "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids"

Thinking about meeting Dave? Before that, get this - the aliens have landed!

This time, there is a special side-splitting twist. The spaceship is not the conventional saucer or domed disk that we are all familiar with, rather it is in the form of a pleasant looking and nattily dressed human name Dave. He is an exact replica of the one-and-three-quarter-inched ship captain (Eddie Murphy), just much, much, much bigger in size.

"Meet Dave" seems to have the perfect blend of "RoboCop", "Star Trek" and "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids". In this movie, the inimitable Eddie Murphy is not accompanied by his trademark infectious laughter. Instead he possesses a rather pretentious and "mocking" laugh that will equally tickle your funny bone. It's hard to keep a straight face when Dave imitates the people around him, trying so very hard to blend in but always ending up doing the exact opposite. His exaggerated facial expressions are priceless especially when he is supposedly grinning.

The so-called "love" feeling that Dave has for the Earth Woman, Gina (Elizabeth Banks) seems very tame and more towards friendship love. However, love is definitely on the agenda within the spaceship - between Captain and one of his crew members.

At the climax, you might find the storyline lame - but at least it is nicely accompanied by CG-assisted special effects. Overall, this is a great family film to catch if you're a fan of Eddie Murphy of if you are just looking for some nonsensical movie to laugh at on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Cinema Online, 23 September 2008
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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