Boy, aliens form bond
★★ LUIS AND THE ALIENS Directed by: Christoph Lauenstein and Wolfgang Lauenstein
Starring: Franciska Friede, Lea Thompson and Will Forte. Showing at: Baywest, Boardwalk, Hemingways
An 11-year-old boy called Luis befriends three tiny aliens after they crash their UFO into his house in this harmless Warner Bros animated family film.
Luis is a lonely outsider while the aliens have come to Earth to buy a massage bed from a shopping channel they’ve been watching on their mothership. Poor Luis is largely ignored by his dad, a crackpot UFO obsessive who is so busy peering into his telescope that he forgets to pay attention to his son. In between getting picked on at school, young Luis must help the aliens embark on a wild quest to return to their mother ship.