In a summer dominated by the record-breaking movies Barbie and Oppenheimer, there may seem little space for anything other than another astronomically high-budget film. And yet the science fiction dramedy Jules might be the thing to bring audiences comfortably and happily back to earth, with its relatable story about a crashed UFO, a quirky apple-loving alien (fondly named Jules), and Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley as the unlikely hero who adopts him. Kingsley is known for bringing instant gravitas to serious dramas like Gandhi, Shutter Island, and Schindler’s List. But in Jules, a Kingsley with a full head of hair demonstrates not only his shape-shifting abilities but his perfect comedic timing in a funny and endearing role. He plays Milton, a small-town retiree and widower intent on living on his own.