The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon (2008)

"Sometimes it's hard to be the odd one in."
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PG-13 1 hr 37 minDec 5th, 2008Drama

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Elissa Down
Toni Colletteas Maggie Mollison
Rhys Wakefieldas Thomas Mollison
Luke Fordas Charlie Mollison