The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

DVD - 2010
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All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence, but his autistic brother Charlie thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend Jackie, accept his brother?
Publisher: [S.l.] : NeoClassic Films, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Blac


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Apr 06, 2015

A bit longish at times, but I watched it all. Aussie setting adds additional bit of interest.

I particularly enjoyed Toni Collette in her mom role and will check out (library joke!) more of her performances.

Dec 27, 2011

A teenager struggled to take care of his older austic brother when their mother was expecting another baby. Over dramatized scenes and forced joyful ending in mho.

Dec 20, 2011

Interesting to know the film is based on real-life story of the Producer's personal crusade to have a normal life,,, while living with & caring for two autistic brothers in the family.

Being adolescent & watching your autistic brothers being mocked & harassed by neighbors & strangers had to be very hard to bear.

Sep 24, 2010

This was a very good coming of age story set in Austrailia. Thomas, after moving to a new city, has a hard time fitting in and his autistic brother makes fitting in even more difficult. This is a very worthwhile movie to watch.

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