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      Fly Away

      2012 1h 25m Drama List
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 62% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A single mother of a teenager with severe autism has to reckon with her daughter's future. Read More Read Less

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      Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal Janet Grillo's modestly produced feature breaks no new ground in depicting those who live with autism -- both the afflicted and their loved ones. Apr 22, 2011 Full Review Diego Semerene Slant Magazine Suffers from a generic sterility we've come to associate with made-for-TV movies. Rated: 1/4 Apr 17, 2011 Full Review Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News A well-meant drama that never transcends its earnest aims, Janet Grillo's feature debut is notable mostly for an heroic turn from lead Beth Broderick. Rated: 2/5 Apr 15, 2011 Full Review Mark Bell Film Threat The performances by all involved are stellar from start to finish, and the film tackles a tough subject with all the reverence and care one would hope to see... Rated: 4/5 Nov 19, 2012 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Fly Away's overall success is hampered by its narrow focus and relatively uneventful storyline... Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 19, 2011 Full Review Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com A stimulating sense of realism that helps to shape a raw, compassionate portrait of life lived with the disorder, finding pauses of behavior and response that shock and enlighten. Rated: A- Apr 26, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A good story to introduce someone to autism. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Each and every performance helps to capture the struggles of having a child with autism, making for an emotional journey. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member When I found out that Fly Away is about a mother and her autistic teenage daughter, I just had to see it. I thought it was powerful, emotional, and heartbreaking. This is like the female version of Rain Man. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member When I found out that Fly Away is about a mother and her autistic teenage daughter, I just had to see it. I thought it was powerful, emotional, and heartbreaking. This is like the female version of Rain Man. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A realistic portrayal of a mid-functioning autistic girl, and of the toll it takes on her increasingly desperate single mother. The actress who plays Mandy does a really believable job showing the difficulties of autism. The film's simplistic ending implies a solution has been found, but the problems are clearly still there. The story line was just ok, in my opinion. I have seen better dramas. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member This film is all right for what it is, but still pretty stereotypical about what Autism actually is. Ashley Rickards is a good actress, but the rest of the acting from the others is awkward at times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A single mother of a teenager with severe autism has to reckon with her daughter's future.
      Director
      Janet Grillo
      Producer
      Pavlina Hatoupis
      Screenwriter
      Janet Grillo
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 26, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 25m