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What to know: Inspirinig and meaningful film about a girl, her dad and an abandoned flock of gees.
Recommended age 7-18
107 minutes
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This is a very inspirational and meaningful film and one I'm sure you will enjoy. I really like this film because of how Amy cares for the abandon little geese eggs and how everyone wants to have a part of their life. Also, I like seeing the connection grows between Amy and her father; something that wasn't there before with them living thousands of miles apart. The sound track fits in perfectly with the film and is good to listen to. There are a lot of beautiful aerial shots which are breathtaking and lovely to watch. My favorite part in this film is when the geese are in the field with Amy and she is running and they are running right behind her - this is too cute! I love the plot; I could actually see this happening! Fly Away Home (1996) is about a girl, Amy Alden (Anna Paquin), who losses her mother in a car crash and has to live with her father, Tomas "Tom" Alden (Jeff Daniels), in Canada. Amy discovers 16 little Geese eggs after major destruction to the forest and takes them in as their own mother - "Mama Goose." They grow fast and they will have to migrate soon. Amy and her father try to help these motherless geese go south. Carroll Ballard (Wind, Duma) directs this inspirational film. Fly Away Home is based on the book "Father Goose" By Bill Lishman. This film also stars Danna Delany (Susan Barnes), a friend of Amy's father, Tom. A couple of great messages in this film are when someone suffers a great loss, you can still find some joy/hope in due time and that if you care about something or someone so strong, you should do everything in your power to take care of it. I recommend this film for ages 8 to 14 and it's absolutely a great family film. I think even adults alone will truly like this film. Ok, all the bird lovers, come and fly away with this one - you will love it. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars because it has kind of a slow start but a very strong finish and left me with wanting to see more. Fly Away Home is a good film; it's actually based off of true events and will be playing all month on HDnet Movies Kid Scene so please go and check it out! Reviewed by Brianna Beaton (12), KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
Charming, wholesome movie with powerful acting by likable characters. Without being overly sentimental, shows how parent and child can reconcile differences. Offers inspiring insights into flight, migration, death and self-strength. Beautiful cinematography, heartfelt theme. The scene where the Mom dies in a car accident is emotionally upsetting and there is one mild profanity. Re-release by HDNet - kidScene. Originally released in 1996.
After her mother's death, a young girl finds happiness with her estranged father when they embark on a migration adventure with their newly adopted flock of baby geese. Inspired by true events.
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