doctorcasino’s review published on Letterboxd:
i feared this would prove unwatchably dull, but with a group it came to life as a delightfully failed, and occasionally quite bizarre, attempt at an ET knockoff crisscrossed with boomer R'n'R nostalgia. most of the plot is just filler built out of old cliches, and the main storyline of the alien starting a band with a bunch of preteens is rushed to the point of incoherence. but all is forgiven by the time Purple carries out a moderate-speed car chase and Little Richard steps in to save the day. a blast!