From Other Worlds
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A despondent Brooklyn housewife whose life has become a boring and predictable routine finds her entire perception of the universe changed upon experiencing a close-encounter in her very own kitchen. Joanne Schwartzbaum (Cara Buono) has been sleepwalking her way through life for as far back as she can remember, but when an alien force reveals itself to her she is instantly snapped out of her complacent existence. Upon seeing a flier for a UFO support group during her weekly outing to the grocery store, Joanne determines to attend the meeting in hopes that it will provide her with a better… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amiable and arch comedy."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"There are a few funny jokes scattered throughout, but the halfhearted direction and clunky script are underscored by performances that feel like they belong in community theater."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A versatile attempt at the sci-fi genre, which makes its mark by not being an outright sci-fi movie."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"The film's underdeveloped characters and thin -- though busy -- story are forced into the foreground, and its 88-minute running time feels far longer."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is all very lightweight and low-budget stuff, but this pleasant comedy sort of grows on the viewer. There is nothing earth-shaking here, but the film is likeable in a gentle way."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
"The 'comic' musical score is an embarrassment out of a '60s sitcom, and the supporting actors wouldn't make the cut at a high school audition."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Aliens offer a cure for earthling ennui in From Other Worlds, a limp sci-fi comedy with fewer laughs than a meeting of Abductees Anonymous."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"From Other Worlds may not be out of this world. But it makes diverting earthly entertainment."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Picture a campy cross of My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) and The Brother from Another Planet (1984) in which you get to enjoy laughs galore, allusions to horror classics, and a timely social message."
‑ Kam Williams, EURWeb
"The word "slight" doesn't even begin to describe how minor the quirky indie comedy From Other Worlds turns out to be..."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"... toothless caprice ..."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice
"UFOs in Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit!"
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Awkwardly mixex comedy, romance, and out-there fantasy."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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