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The Black Balloon
Drama
 
When Thomas and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. When his pregnant mother has to take things easy, his father Simon puts him in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie. Thomas, with the help of his new girlfriend Jackie, faces his biggest challenge yet. Charlie's unusual antics take Thomas on an emotional journey that causes his pent-up frustrations about his brother to pour out - in a story that is funny, confronting, and ultimately heart-warming. "The Black Balloon" is a story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, a scene of violence, and brief strong language.
Cast: Toni Collette, Luke Ford, Gemma Ward, Erik Thomson, Rhys Wakefield
Produced by: Tristram Miall
Directed by: Elissa Down
Written by: Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack
Running time: 1hr 37min
Opens: Dec 05, 2008 LA
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