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Home is 'worth a visit'

Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by the new animated comedy voiced by Rihanna and Jim Parsons, says CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by the new animated comedy voiced by Rihanna and Jim Parsons

Dreamworks' new family friendly sci-fi comedy is a pleasant surprise, says CBC film critic Eli Glasner 3:02

Home is where the floors are sticky this weekend when the new family friendly animated comedy opens in theatres Friday.

The big screen adaptation of Adam Rex's popular children's book The True Meaning of Smekday is set in a future where an overly-confident alien race, called Boov, try to hide from their enemies while colonizing Earth.

But when a lovable Boov misfit named Oh (voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons) tries to run from his own kind, he finds himself joining forces with a tenacious human named Tip.

Voiced by Rihanna, the role represents the international pop star's first foray into animated features. Despite her "sullen bad girl pop star image" the Umbrella singer "totally charms as Tip," says CBC's film critic Eli Glasner.

The cast features another pop star, Jennifer Lopez, as Tip's mother Lucy, and comic legend Steve Martin takes a turn as the alien leader Captain Smek.

As for the story, Glasner says the big kids will see the ending "light years away, but it still makes Home worth a visit."

Watch Eli's full review in the video above.


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