This movie has all the key ingredients for a wholesome family film:
Gentrification, Elder Abuse, Arson, Attempted Murder, Robot Voyeurism...
We were all afraid that our nostalgia for 1987's American comic science fiction film, Batteries Not Included, would be destroyed when rewatching it. Regardless of what happened, our Plot Summary MadLibs had some of us laughing so hard we were crying.
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Directed by Matthew Robbins (often collaborated with Spielberg, Lucas, Guillermo del Toro). Screenplay by Robbins, Brent Maddock, and SS Wilson (wrote Short Circuit, Tremors 1-4, Wild Wild West), the brilliant mind of Brad Bird (wrote and directed The Iron Giant, both Incredibles, Ratatouille, was the voice of Edna Mode from Incredibles, also part of the Senior Creative team for nearly every Pixar movie). Starring the legendary Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes) & Hume Cronyn (Cocoon)
With a budget of $25mil, it made $65mil in the box office. Currently a 6.7 on IMDb.
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