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Find out when and where you can watch Meet Dave on tv with the full listings To say this high-concept sci-fi comedy is one of the funnier major-studio releases . Austyn Myers at an event for Meet Dave () Eddie Murphy in Meet Dave . is forgetting one important thing about these kind of movies: They're fantasy. Read Common Sense Media's Meet Dave review, age rating, and parents guide. from within is one almost every kid has imagined, so this movie touches a spot in their last collaboration) for another completely forgettable, formulaic movie.
Sign in to vote. From Weird Science through Men in Black all the day down to Evolution, I like my science fiction bagged with a nice big grin and an ironic wink. This is especially the case with big blockbuster seasons, when most of the studios take their movies ever so seriously, diving into the psychological depths of rejected superheroes Hancock or preaching against violence through supposed fantasy flicks for kids Prince Caspian.
Amongst all those harsh and poker faced action movies, something's gotta give. Cue Eddie Murphy's endless range of facial expressions and a nice refreshing plot about a giant spaceship in the shape of In Meet Dave, veteran comedian Murphy plays a double-role as he does in most of his films; only this time - thank goodness - we don't get to see him in a fat suit.
The audience meets him first as a huge man-shaped spaceship that crashes into Earth, in search of a long lost device that might save the planet Nill, a faraway world that inhabits extremely small earthlings. Inside Starship Murphy there's a whole crew of Nilleans, led by their captain portrayed by - surprise surprise - Eddie Murphy and several main officers, the most prominent of which is a compassionate cultural officer, referred to only as No.
The whole crew of this Star Trek-ie spaceship must navigate the vessel throughout the hazardous streets of New York while searching for the device.
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Numerous comic situations ensue, as the gang tries to adopt human characteristics to their ship, which finds it quite difficult to smile; speak in a normal tone at first it's so high pitched, I laughed myself silly for well over a minute ; or shake hands properly. The plot moves quickly and has an interesting anthropological approach towards humanity as seen from the eyes of the aliens living inside the Starship Dave, while each of the crew members in turn also adopt human emotions.
The core of the movie evolves, however, through Dave's encounters with local widower Gina Morrison and her son, Josh, who evoke the human core within the Captain and his crew. However, the action only starts here, as there are countless dangers that face this odd relationship - both from the world outside as well as from inside the spaceship.
After suffering through Murphy's crude humor and rather tasteless jokes in the awful Norbit, Meet Dave - with it's inoffensive humor, clever premise and universal values - redeemed Murphy in my eyes.
The police track Dave down using the impression of his face found in the dirt at the crash site and they arrest him.
After spending so much time on Earth, most of the crew begin to exhibit new "feelings", adopting Earth's culture, mannerisms and general laid-back attitude. Number 2 decides that the Captain and the rest of the crew's changing behavior is unacceptable and takes command of the "ship", imprisoning the Captain.
Under Number 2's command, Dave breaks out of the police station and another attempt is made to arrest him. Number 3, who has become infatuated with the Captain, becomes jealous of Gina. She first cooperates in the command change but later agrees with the Captain's view on humans.
Both are caught by Number 2 and they are expelled from the spaceship. In the meantime, Number 17 Kevin Harta young, fun-loving alien, jumps out of the "ship" while drunk from the alcohol Dave has imbibed. The Captain apologizes to Number 3 for ignoring her. He admits that he too loves her and wants to be with her.
Back at the police station, Dooley discovers Number 17 in his coffee and interrogates him to find out where Dave is going. Number 2 takes Dave to the harbor, where he tries to throw the metal orb into the ocean, but is stopped by the Captain and Number 3, both of whom managed to gain reentry back onto the ship. They convince the rest of the crew that the real Captain is in charge again.
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Reinstated, he orders Number 2 to be stuck in the ship's "butt" forever. The metal orb meanwhile slips out of Dave's hand and rolls into the ocean. The Captain attempts to retrieve the orb but is told that they only have enough power to either retrieve it or return home.
The Captain decides to save the Earth and the rest of the crew agrees. The ball, thrown in the ocean by Number 2, is retrieved.
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Dave powers down while Dooley and his partner catch up and point their guns at him. With no power, Dave's shields are disabled, leaving the crew defenseless. Josh tries to tell the police officers that Dave is harmless but is ignored. He then grabs Dooley's taser which he uses on Dave, recharging him. The Captain and Number 3 reveal themselves to the police officers who stand down.