you see is not always what you
are really getting and when you Meet Dave, youre
in for a few little
surprises as this humanoid alien hides
an astonishing secret... YOUNG JOSH MORRISON IS STARTLED WHEN AN UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT missed
completely by the Department of Defense Northeast Airspace Security!
hurtles from space through his window and into his goldfish bowl, absorbing
all the water. Intrigued, Josh (Austyn Lino Myers) keeps the object.
Three months later something ploughs into the ground near the Statue of Liberty,
leaving an unmistakable imprint of a face. This is where we Meet Dave
an extra-terrestrial with a difference.
The humanoid called Dave Ming Cheng (king of comedy Eddie Murphy: Shrek,
The Nutty Professor) makes a futile attempt to blend in but seems
to have some difficult behaving, well, human. And the fact that he is clumsy,
doesn't understand Earth humour and is dressed in a 70s disco white suit doesn't
On a mission to save his home planet and to find the object that fell to Earth,
Dave's luck is about to change. By sheer chance as he crosses the road he is
knocked down by a car driven by none other than Josh's mother Gina (Elizabeth
Banks: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Spiderman).
Dave is not badly hurt because his 'perfect disguise' hides a secret
Dave is actually an alien spaceship built in the image of the captain who pilots
the craft and manages his crew of tiny, human-looking aliens, each of whom has
a particular responsibility for part of the ship.
And when Gina takes the person she thinks of as 'Dave' home and introduces him
to Josh, the captain is having such a good time with them that he jeopardises
his mission to the chagrin of the crew. And things are further complicated
because the object Dave is looking for is now in the hands of a bully who stole
if from Josh and Dave is getting far too close for comfort to Gina and her son.
Getting the object back and leaving Earth before his ship runs out of power
should be the captain's priority, but he finds himself dealing with a mutiny
and falls foul of a determined man-hunt to find him. Only Josh can help him
Meet Dave is exceptionally funny and exploits all the available gags
from every situation as the captain tries to learn how to be human and, literally,
keeps missing the point! Throw in that two tiny aliens 'lost overboard' suddenly
find themselves dodging rush-hour New York traffic and somebody who wants to
be more than a friend to Gina, Mark Rhodes (Marc Blucas), believes that Gina
and Dave are an item and you have this marvellously-comic sci-fi movie that
will amuse and delight everyone.
Meet Dave also features Gabrielle Union (Running With Scissors, Bring
It On) as No 3 Cultural Officer; Scott Caan as Officer Dooley; Ed Helms
(The Office, Evan Almighty) as No 2 Second-In-Command; Kevin Hart as
No 17; Pat Kilbane as No 4 Security Officer; Judah Friedlander as Engineer;
and Mike O'Malley as Kool. Director of Photography is Clark Mathis; Written
by Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett; Directed by Brian Robbins (The Shaggy
Described as "a hilarious family comedy
certain to keep everyone laughing through to Christmas", this side-splitting
epic adventure lands on DVD on 1 December (2008), courtesy of Twentieth Century
Fox Home Entertainment. Certificate: PG | RRP: £15.99.
Gag Reel | Deleted Scenes | Did You See That | Art on the Floor and Making Out
in the Elevator | Arrest this Traitor | And Another Thing Number 4 | Alternative
Ending | The Making of Meet Dave | Crew Confessions | Fox Movie Channel Presents:
Life After Film School with Director Brian Robbins (TBC) | Making a Scene (TBC)
| World Premiere (TBC).
"Meet Dave is exceptionally funny and exploits all the available gags
from every situation" Maggie Woods, MotorBar