Home

Theatrical Release: March 27, 2015
DVD Release: July 28, 2015
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Synopsis

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Dove Review

“Home” is fun for the entire family! It features a group of aliens called Boov who relocate to Earth while moving humans from their homes to other places on the planet. They are hiding from the Gorg, their monstrous enemies. One of the misfits in the Boov group is named Oh (Jim Parsons) because whenever he shows up in a room of his fellow beings they always react with, “Oh, it’s you.” He is a funny-looking alien and he changes colors often, but when he turns green it means he is lying, which gives him away on a few occasions.

The Boov change some things around on Earth, including re-facing the Statue of Liberty to look like the Boov. Oh winds up meeting a teen girl named Gratuity “Tip” Tucci (Rihanna), who is looking for her mother Lucy (Jennifer Lopez), who has been relocated to Australia. It takes Tip a while to learn that and, although she doesn’t trust Oh at first, he helps her find her mother and they slowly become good friends. Tip’s cat (she calls him Pig) accompanies them and provides comic relief. Of course, there are a lot of adventures before they get to Australia.

The 3D version of the film was amazing. It has many moments of humor, including the first time Oh hears a song on the radio while riding with Tip. His body begins to respond to the music in some hilarious ways, including moving his many legs. The movie features some mild and slapstick humor, such as the Boov captain smacking a few characters in the head with his scepter. We encourage parents to consult our content listing. We are pleased to award “Home” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Its themes of helping others and the bond between parent and child are powerful. Leave home long enough to take your family to see “Home.” You won’t regret it.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Butt-1; Idiot-1; Dumb-1; Frog Face-1.
Violence: Boov leader strikes characters on the head with his scepter and eventually has it done to him; character kicks another; alien gun explosion; ship seems to fall on a character but he survives.
Drugs: A drink of some kind is seen and it's not clear what it is.
Nudity: Shoulders of man seen in shower.
Other: Flatulence; belching; in a scene played for humor a girl says she has to take a pee break and a Boov says he too has to break a pee; underage girl drives a car to try to find her missing mother; tattoos on characters; girl cries when she can't find her mother.

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Tim Johnson
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter