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PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Thomas struggles with having an autistic brother.

Cast: Rhys Wakefield , Gemma Ward , Luke Ford , Toni Collette , Erik Thomson ,

Director: Elissa Down

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Neoclassic Films

The Black Balloon (2008)

Release Date: December 5th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It's compassionate but unblinking. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Much has been made of supermodel Gemma Ward's doll-like features, but there's nothing plastic about her debut performance in the charming Australian indie The Black Balloon. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Luke Ford's performance as Charlie is a convincing tour de force. You may recall him as Brendan Fraser's heroic son in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." Rhys Wakefield, in his first feature role, is a good casting decision, suggesting inner turmoil without overacting. show more

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