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: [Australia?] : NeoClassic Films, c2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD Black
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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ThomasJWhiting
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.

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jimg2000
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.

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kwarah
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.

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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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