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This movie has been on my wish list to see since I first saw previews. It just looked so cute! I finally got around to watching it this week when I picked it up from the library. My daughters, husband, and a family friend watched it together, and we all had a great time!
Martian babies are raised by "nanny-bots," and Mars needs moms so they can steal their skills for the nannies. As luck would have it, Milo has told his mom he would be better off without a mom on the same night she is kidnapped to be used by the Martians. Milo hops aboard the spaceship and tries to rescue his mom. Through his actions and the help of some others on the planet, Milo saves his mom and brings some compassion back to the Martians.
The story was cute and moved along at a nice pace. Even my husband was cheering at some points, yelling at the TV in others, and generally having a good time. It is, of course, a pretty predictable plot, but all in all it was presented in a way that was enjoyable. The animation was done so well that we even had an argument about whether some of the characters were live actors.
I would recommend "Mars Needs Moms" to everyone who has ever had a child who said, "I hate you," or "I would be better off without you," or who said these things as children themselves. This movie is a nice reminder of all Mom does for us. It reminds moms that we are needed, too.