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Rated R · 104 minutes · 2011

Adventure, Comedy, Science fiction
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the inspired British duo who spoofed horror movies in Shaun of the Dead and cop thrillers in Hot Fuzz, star as sci-fi fanboys who arrive in the U.S. for a comic-book convention and, piloting their RV through Area 51, pick up an escaped space alien with the voice of Seth Rogen. The script is a veritable cosmos of Spielberg in-jokes, but the writer-stars also make room for some vicious and decidedly English digs at red-state shit-kickers and Christian fundamentalists. This is the first big Hollywood feature for Pegg and Frost, and their two prior successes seem to have functioned as a supermagnet, attracting not only the skilled comedy director Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) but a supporting cast that could sustain two or three movies on its own (Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Sigourney Weaver).
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Director: Greg Mottola
Producer: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward and Robert Graf
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Sigourney Weaver, Jesse Plemons, Jeffrey Tambor, Nelson Ascencio and Steven Spielberg

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