Not only is the movie a fantastic sci-fi adventure with unforgettable images the flying bicycle scene alone is worth the cost of a rental , but it's also a touching family drama divorced mother trying to raise three kids without her ex's help; children who are wary of trusting adults.
It surpassed Star Wars as the highest grossing film of all time and was nominated for 9 academy awards, winning 4.
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The performances, especially the kids -- Thomas, 6-year-old as Elliott's baby sister Gertie, and Robert Macnaughton as his older brother Michael -- are exceptional and genuine.
There was some dropped earlier about him being able ish to drive the family car backwards but the van was a whole different beast.
Interestingly enough, this led to Reese's Pieces sales rising as much as 65% in 1982.