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At Theaters: 7/11/2008 On Video: 11/25/2008
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509982
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Dave Ming Chang, newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There's something about him that's not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: "Dave" is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. 
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is a silly sci-fi comedy that is a showcase for star Eddie Murphy. While the concept has some kid appeal, some gay-themed humor will give some parents some pause.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Eddie Murphy SHREK THE THIRD, NORBIT, DREAMGIRLS, SHREK 2
Elizabeth Banks DEFINITELY, MAYBE, FRED CLAUS, INVINCIBLE, SLITHER
Gabrielle Union THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS
Scott Caan INTO THE BLUE, NOVOCAINE, AMERICAN OUTLAWS
Ed Helms EVAN ALMIGHTY, KNOCKED UP
Kevin Hart FOOL'S GOLD, SOUL PLANE
Director: Brian Robbins NORBIT, THE SHAGGY DOG, THE PERFECT SCORE
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
Designing Dave
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: One miscellaneous profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Very brief nonsexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: A hit by a car; some fighting; gunplay.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Fights, chases, explosions.
COMEDY: Wisecracks, slapstick, kid and animal humor; gay jokes.
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USA Today Full Review
Below Average If only the movie had heeded its own advice and tried to be different from the standard formula. We might have enjoyed the powerful force of this big star and his gift for physical comedy if the movie offered fresh scenarios and fewer predictable jokes.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 69 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
13
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
13
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
15
About 50/50
93%
30+Adults (F)
22
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Children loved "Meet Dave." It's a movie they can easily understand and enjoy.
TEENS:Teen males loved it! Most of the ten females also loved it, but a few were disappointed. Highly Recommended!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Only one in this age group and he loved it.
ADULTS:Only about half the males truly enjoyed "Meet Dave," and most of them rated it as above average, which is good but not great. Most of the remaining reviews are "Good/Average," which is a little on the low side. The female reviews are only slightly better. A few more of them rated it above average rather than average. If these reviews scare you from paying full price to see this movie at theaters I highly recommend that you, at least, rent this movie later or see it at a matinee. My wife and I really enjoyed "Meet Dave" and feel it's worth recommending.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy), newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There's something about him that's not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: "Dave" is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. 

So let's meet Dave. He's forty-something, pleasant looking and nattily dressed, even if his attire - an all-white suit, black tie and a neat black handkerchief tucked in his pocket - harkens back to the disco-centric '70s. But beyond his odd apparel, there's something not quite right about Dave. He's definitely not from the neighborhood…not even close. Even the way he walks is....odd; as he makes his way through the streets of New York, one of his legs shoots out way too far with each step, like he's not comfortable in his own body.

And for good reason: inside "Dave" is a crew of well-trained miniature people - a world within a world - that feverishly attempts to direct Dave's every action and conversation. In each section of Dave's "body," a skilled crewperson (average height: one and three-quarters inches), sporting an insignia depicting a specific part of Dave's anatomy, mans a high tech console controlling Dave's movements.

But Dave's crew, under the direction of the Captain from whom Dave takes his appearance - is experiencing a steep learning curve. When Dave attempts his first-ever sip of water, a tremendous wave of water rushes down, drenching everyone inside. When Dave tries on some clothing, a shirt becomes a cotton beast bent on smothering him. When he goes in for a simple medical exam, the metallic Dave must battle formidable magnetic forces from an MRI. And a banquet of processed meat tubes he learns are called "hot dogs," leads to an explosive situation inside a men's room. As Dave - that is, those inside Dave - slowly navigates his way through these physical challenges, they begin to experience something with even more profound effects. A glimmer of emotion sweeps over the crew, which hails from a place that discourages emotion and individuality. Dave is changing - from the inside-out, and from the outside-in.

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