Toni Collette gives it the old Little Miss Sunshine try in The Black Balloon as an edge-of-kooky, very pregnant mama presiding over a chaotic household. But instead of a drolly drug-taking gramps, this Australian feel-good autism dramedy champions Charlie (Luke Ford), a sweet but seriously disruptive young man. Director and co-writer Elissa Down, who grew up with autistic ? siblings, hints at real exhaustion amid all her movie’s Down Under jauntiness. Charlie’s condition is particularly hard on his younger brother, Thomas (Rhys Wakefield), especially as he negotiates his first teenage romance, with a girl of dewy, supermodel beauty played by dewy supermodel Gemma Ward. B?
The Black Balloon Toni Collette gives it the old Little Miss Sunshine try in The Black Balloon as an edge-of-kooky, very pregnant mama presiding...The Black BalloonDramaElissa Down, Jimmy JackPT97MPG-13 Toni Collette gives it the old Little Miss Sunshine try in The Black Balloon as an edge-of-kooky, very pregnant mama presiding...2008-12-03Luke FordRhys WakefieldLuke Ford, Rhys WakefieldNeoClassics Films
Genre: Drama; Starring: Toni Collette, Luke Ford, Rhys Wakefield; Director: Elissa Down; Author: Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: NeoClassics Films
Posted December 3 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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