Fly Away Home

Daniels, Jeff

SKU: 043396295346

UPC 043396295346
Release Date 2009-04-07
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Length 108
Format Color
Synopsis Carroll Ballard returns to the form of his earlier classics THE BLACK STALLION and NEVER CRY WOLF with this inspiring family drama about the human spirit's ability to tame and conquer nature. In Canada, 13-year-old Amy Alden (Anna Paquin) is having difficulty coping with her mother's recent death. To make matters worse, she is now forced to move in with her eccentric father, Thomas (Jeff Bridges). But everything changes when 12 orphan goslings hatch and Amy becomes their surrogate mother. Amy and the birds instantly bond, their relationship aiding the young girl's emotional state. However, the geese grow up fast, and Amy realizes that they must be sent out on their own. With the help of her father, Amy devises a preposterous plan to force the birds to migrate south, overcoming insurmountable odds--both human and natural--in the process. Ballard's film, based on Bill Lishman's autobiography, is a heartfelt, moving drama that is universal in its themes of love, hope, and determination. Paquin delivers another solid performance as Amy, proving her Oscar for THE PIANO was no fluke. What lifts FLY AWAY HOME to another plateau, however, is Caleb Deschanel's splendid cinematography, which captures the gorgeous landscape in a way that makes Amy's final journey even more miraculous....One of the best movies around....Feisty, fun and lyrical......[Paquin] is lovely and grave....The flying sequences are gorgeous... -- Rating: B...Engrossing....A richly composed, beautifully lit picture......A pleasant and high-spirited affair, one of the rare films that manages to be irresistible without resorting to emotional blackmail......A splendid fantasy....Visually uplifting, and the story is quirky enough and the dialogue so fresh and well-acted that this film rises above its genre......Ballard is something of an expert in animal movies, but this semi-true tale is his most affecting work...FLY AWAY HOME adds a story about parenting and maturation that enriches Deschanel's stunning aerial photography. -- Grade: A-
Cast Caleb Deschanel (Director of Photography)
Carroll Ballard (Director)
Robert Rodat (Screenwriter)
Mark Isham (Composer)
Anna Paquin (Star)
Seamus Flannery (Production Designer)
Nicholas C. Smith (Editor)
Jeff Daniels (Star)
Dana Delany (Star)
Holter Graham (Star)
John Veitch (Co-Producer)
Carol Baum (Producer)
Vince McKewin (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dubbed, Subtitles - French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - SDH Additional Release Material: Featurette: 1. Operation Migration: Birds Of A Feather 2. The Ultra Geese Audio Commentary: 1. Director & Cinematographer Commentary Making Of: 1. HBO Making Of: Leading The Flock
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! Starring Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin and Dana Delaney.
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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