E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Time: 115 min
  • Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton


A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet. The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he’ll lose a friend…

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  • First let me say that this is a movie I saw as a child and loved it. Seeing it as an adult many times I still feel the same and to me that makes a film lasting and beautiful. This was a time when Steven Spielberg hit his stride as a filmmaker. Melissa Mathison’s script is simple and wonderful. The story of a boy’s first friend (happens to be an alien) doesn’t change the fact that if you had a childhood friend as a boy this movie strikes you in the heart and tugs at it and never lets go. That’s a good thing. The acting is perfect. Its too bad Henry Thomas didn’t transition into an adult actor. At least Drew Barrymore did bless her heart. There are so many scenes that are etched in my memory forever especially the end when Elliot and E.T. say goodbye. I cry every time its one of those movies that evokes that part of you, that inner child. I hope if I have kids someday I can watch this movie with them and see their reactions like I did when I was a small boy watching it with my parents.

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