The title pretty much says it all, folks: A beauteous E.T. cozies up to an eccentric scientist (a disarmingly straight Dan Ackroyd) in an attempt to save her dying planet and falls in love in the process. Much wackiness ensues. Art it ain’t, but this likably lightweight film does deliver the laughs, with assured leading performances (for once, Kim Basinger’s formica loveliness is utilized as an effective comedic asset), a surprisingly bawdy sense of humor, and a riotous supporting turn by a then dewy-fresh Jon Lovitz. Good, undemanding fun. —Andrew Wright
About My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Starring: Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, Dan Aykroyd, Juliette Lewis, Earl Boen, Adrian Sparks, Jon Lovitz, Peter Bromilow, Tony Jay, Joseph Maher, Kevin McDermott, Kim Basinger, Tanya Fenmore, Jim Doughan, Jay McCaslin, Jim Jackman, Robyn Mandell, Lisa Croisette, Sophia Bowen, Shea Bowen, Harry Shearer, Gabi, Gina Raymond, Susan Carlsberg, Ann Prentiss, Max Wasa, Wesley Mann, James Edward Veurink, Nina Henderson, Michele Rogers
Director: Richard Benjamin
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