The Boy Who Could Fly

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Writer-director Nick Castle's careful command of tone keeps The Boy Who Could Fly from fully surrendering to its story's sentimental tendencies.

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Kindly adolescent Milly (Lucy Deakins) moves in next door to autistic teen Eric Gibb (Jay Underwood). The mute Eric, whose parents were killed when he was 5 years old, lives with his hard-drinking uncle, Hugo (Fred Gwynne), and is obsessed with birds. His tendency to stand on rooftops and window ledges posed as if he's flying alarms his social workers, but when Eric saves Milly from a potentially deadly fall, she begins to believe that the boy really can take flight.

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Audience Reviews for The Boy Who Could Fly

  • Sep 06, 2010
    I really liked this movie when I was a kid, I thought it was cool, and it has Fred Savage from the Wonder Years. Now, it seems kind of silly and predictable, but it's okay.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2008
    Aww...I remember watching this in either 4th or 5th grade.
    Nani V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2008
    I like it. It's simple but it has a good story and some funny parts to help it along. And who doesn't want to fly?
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2007
    I remember this movie from childhood. All I can think of is he's like retarded and flies out the window or something. I should probably see it again before you take this review seriously.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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