A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
The plot of Meet Dave is pretty simple: the mini-sized aliens from the planet Nil, captained by Eddie Murphy, come to Earth inside their ship, a robotic Eddie Murphy, to retrieve an wayward orb and to drain the salt from Earth's ocean in order to save Nil. Murphy the robot is funny, and there are many funny moments, but the filmmakers try and add a serious note to the film, which kind of works. Also degrading is the little kid who befriends Murphy the robot, whose acting is pretty weak at times.