Meet Dave

Theatrical Release: July 10, 2008
DVD Release: November 25, 2008
Meet Dave


With their home planet in danger and no place in the known universe to seek shelter, a desperate crew of miniature alien humanoids boards a human spacecraft in hopes of saving their doomed world. Eddie Murphy stars in a sci-fi comedy that re-teams the longtime comic actor with Norbit director Brian Robbins.

Dove Review

Eddie Murphy may just be the best and most prolific family-friendly actor in Hollywood today. I count five of his previous films that have received the Dove Seal (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2) and this wonderful family-friendly film makes number six. Eddie Murphy is hysterical as a spaceship, manned by hundreds of aliens 1/4″ tall. His facial expressions, and antics as he tries to adapt to earth and its people captures his slapstick comedy genius. While some of the comedy is toilet humor, none of it is that bad. It’s the type of teenage boy humor like when the captain of the spaceship calls down to engineering for a damage report after “Dave” wins a hotdog eating contest, and the engineer reports back that “we lost some gas. It was silent but it wasn’t deadly.”

Kids, Mom and Dad will enjoy this fun-filled story and Eddie Murphy’s acting although due to some disrespectful attitudes and a few choice words, we are recommending the picture for twelve plus. Dave gives kids good advice in some scenes when Josh, the smallest kid in his fifth grade class, laments about not being able to defend himself and Dave says, “Josh the most powerful force in the universe often comes from the smallest star.”

Dove awards this film the Dove Seal and you too can “Meet Dave” at your local theater.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Spaceship blaster blasts police station to pieces. "Man" hit by car; boy held upside down and shaken; cars are blown up.
Sex: A few innuendos; Some passionate kissing
Language: D-1; G/OMG-8; Crap-1; B*ttcr*ck-1
Violence: Spaceship blaster blasts police station to pieces. "Man" hit by car; boy held upside down and shaken; cars are blown up.
Drugs: Man has a drink.
Nudity: Man's pants are down so that you see the top part of his rear end; a few scenes of women in sensual attire.
Other: One homosexual character shown used for stereotyped comedy bits; some disrespectful attitudes.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett
Director: Brian Robbins
Producer: Jon Berg
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Dave Lukens