Cast: Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez
Seen on: March 22, 2015
Boov (alien) O screws up-again-and gets his entire race fleeing to earth. The Boov relocate everyone to Australia and settle in. And then O screws up-again-and accidentally tells the other alien race they are running from where they are. Almost anyway, apparently even alien email goes slow.
Cue O on the run, meeting up with last remaining human in the city, Tip, and her cat Pig. Still following? O = alien, Tip = human, Pig = cat. Anyway, Trip has lost her mother (unbeknownst to her, she is in Australia) and O needs to stop this email from reaching the Boov’s enemy. They both need to go to the Boov HQ in Paris to find what they are looking for. It’s a fun ride too, with enough jokes and references for adults to have a laugh.
The characters are all relatable, though very much aimed at kids about a third my age 😉 The Boov are funny creatures and O is childlike curious and ignorant. He just means well. Tip helps him overcome his Boov ways of running as soon as things become a bit scary and by doing so she finds her mother and O resolves the issue with their enemy. Who is actually a starfish in a massive Borg-looking suit. Yeah.
Home is a lovely story about unlikely friends, overcoming your fears and courage. It will certainly appeal to kids and even I had to swallow past a few lumps near the end.