I'm kind of shocked that E.T. has only two paws for a community rating. I guess some of the film snobs out there tend to #!@%*# on this movie and that's fine. I have a soul, however. Just watched it again for the first time in years and it held up incredibly. I cried, I'm not going to lie. The relationship between E.T. and Elliott is wonderful, Drew Barrymore is cute and hilarious, and just the look of the film is magical. I'm not the biggest Spielberg fan in the world and even I can love this one.
I love this movie and all its 1983 glory. As a kid, I made my mom rent this every time I was sick and now I still watch it when I don't feel well. The acting - acceptable at best. The story - overdone. The scenery - nothing special. I still love it!