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Meet Dave
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Directed By
Brian Robbins

Written By:
Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett

Elizabeth Banks, Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Venditto, Mike O'Malley, Brandon Molale, Pat Kilbane, Yvette Nicole Brown, Blake Young-Fountain, Philip Pavel, Rebecca Merle, Paul Scheer, Kimberly Dorsey, Brian Huskey, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Craig Gellis, Peter Conboy, Jane Bradbury, The Naked Cowboy, Jim Turner, Village, Nick Wall, Janine Edwards, Sherman Alpert, Paul Thornton, Mario Loya, Bill Sorice, Duncan Hale Murdoch, Smith Cho, Brandon G. Holley, Michael Den Dekker, Joe Giorgio, Carol Commissiong, Hallie Lambert, John Mainieri, Michael Izquierdo, Karen Berg, Adam Tomei, Paul Basile, Shawn Christian, Vince Cupone, Sandy Sunshine, Rashida Roy, Inbal Samuel, Austyn Myers, Paul Basile, Scott Forrester, Phyllis Kay, Christina Wun, Madeline Petrisi, Brandon Michael Vega, Annette Nicole, Jamel Gay, Abbey Lerman, Nick Berman, Richard Cerenzio, Makoto Tanaka, Orock Orock, Phaedra Nielson

Meet Dave (2008)
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Movie Review by Zara
July 12th, 2008

There isn't anything particularly remarkable about MEET DAVE which makes it stand out from other, generic family-targeted flicks. However, in the first few encounters with Eddie Murphy, there is a fun to the character (of the space ship, as well as the crew inside of it) which makes it harmless, banal entertainment. When I went to see this with my daughter, there was a loud family in the audience laughing (overly) loudly at all the sight gags. I dunno, the theater experience might taint me, but I chuckled more when hearing how free they were with their own laughter.

The child actor playing the son of Elizabeth Banks (and the young boy who the visitors cling to) also helps to enhance the film. He's cute but not cloying. I doubt he'll continue on with a huge career as he gets older, being that there's nothing spectacular about him, but for the movie, it helps that he's sweet and genuine. (This was his first and only listing in IMDB.)

The movie washes clean free of you once you're done watching it. You don't feel dirtier for having wasted time on simple entertainment, but you aren't attached to the project either. The actors are good, the writing is funny in portions and the heart is there. It's just... well... average.

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