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Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Fly Away Home offers heartwarming entertainment for moviegoers of all ages.
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No better children's film has appeared all year, but my bet is it'll be the grown-ups, not the kids, who come away with a lump in the throat.
The dynamic between Daniels' vigorous, if self-involved, artist father and Paquin's initially sullen, eventually self-discovering teenager is warmly and believably conveyed, with both thesps doing strongly individualistic work.
Anna Paquin proves again what an expressive, soulful actress she is, and Daniels' madcap dad is a winning study in hippy ingenuity and indefatigability.
The tender beauty of Carroll Ballard's ''Fly Away Home'' goes well beyond what might be expected from a movie about things that hatch.
From bumbling infants to majestic adults, a flock hasn't been this charismatic onscreen since Hitchcock went bird-watching.
It's a movie about dreamers that, for once, doesn't make you feel like a sap for buying into their dreams.
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
A lovely and unjustly forgotten family film.
Somehow makes the story of orphaned geese entertaining.
Story of a girl and her geese is complex entertainment for kids and grown-ups.
Its aerial scenes are wondrous, beautiful as symphonies, and worth the price of admission alone. Count as a bonus the skilled, heartfelt performance from the teen-aged star and from Mr. Daniels as her resourceful dad.
A great adventure made all the more enjoyable because it is based on a true story.
I hadn't realized that this was based on a true story, but either way it's a good family drama with ducks. Yes, ducks. Father and daughter have to work together to raise these cute little ducklings. The actors are good, the story is good, and the ending is cool.
In "Fly Away Home," a young girl named Amy (Anna Paquin), has to go live with her dad (Jeff Daniels) in Canada after her mom dies. She doesn't remember her dad or where he lives that well, so she's real lonely. That is, until she raises some geese. Like you might expect, these geese think Amy is their mom and they become VERY spoiled :-) . But that's not bad. The bad part is that winter is coming up and the geese have to somehow find out how to migrate to the South.
If you like family movies at all, I recommend getting "Fly Away Home." It's a good movie that has a great story to go along with it. It's not only about becoming friends with animals, it's a story about growing up and learning to adapt to new people and a new place to live. "Fly Away Home" also has good cinematography and the acting isn't bad either. Get this high-flyer before it flies away! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Good movie.
A film that will steal your heart, with stunningly beautiful cinematography, and a great story Fly Away Home will up lift even the most cynical person
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