Jules
Title: Jules
Release year: 2023
Country: United States
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jane Curtin
Rating: 3/5

Milton lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard.

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A Heartwarming Encounter: Jules

2024-03-25

Jules is a charming sci-fi comedy-drama that relies on the odd-couple pairing of a grumpy old man and a stranded alien to deliver a surprisingly sweet message about friendship and understanding.

The film follows Milton (Ben Kingsley), a set-in-his-ways widower living a quiet life in rural Pennsylvania. His world is turned upside down when a UFO crashes in his backyard, depositing an alien creature in need of help. Despite his initial reservations, Milton takes the alien in, and as they struggle to communicate and learn about each other’s cultures, a bond begins to form.

While the plot is predictable, the film’s strength lies in its heartwarming message. The interactions between Milton and the alien are full of humor as they navigate cultural differences and language barriers. Kingsley delivers a delightfully grumpy performance, perfectly contrasted by the innocence and curiosity of the alien. The supporting cast, including Harriet Sansom Harris and Jane Curtin, adds depth and humor to the story.

Jules isn’t a groundbreaking film, but it’s a feel-good comedy with a touch of sci-fi that will leave you smiling. If you’re looking for a light and heartwarming watch, Jules is a worthwhile choice.

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AKA: A Great Place to Call Home,Jules,Nosso Amigo Extraordinário,Джулс
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