Their are a lot of great names behind 1987's *batteries not included, including Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer, Brad Bird (Toy Story 3, The Incredibles) who wrote the screenplay and director Matthew Robbins (the greatly underrated Dragonslayer). Perhaps too many cooks spoiled the kitchen on this one, because its just a confused, silly mess. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy lead a cast of down on their luck, last tenants in a building slated for demolition. They all need help, which arrives in the form of miniature alien spaceships with the ability to repair anything...with the exception of a really dumb movie. I remember seeing this with Jess when she was about 4 and I don't remember her ever asking to watch it again. So I guess she has more sense than I did! *clever story and forward momentum not included.......Lots of A talent and a D movie.
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