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      Fly Away Home

      PG Released Sep 13, 1996 1 hr. 47 min. Kids & Family Drama List
      88% 48 Reviews Tomatometer 70% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score After Amy (Anna Paquin) loses her mother in a car accident, she must uproot her life and move to Canada to live with her father, Thomas, (Jeff Daniels), an oddball inventor with whom she has no relationship. She initially struggles to find her her place in her new home, but things change when she stumbles upon a collection of abandoned goose eggs. When the eggs hatch, Amy and her dad work together teaching the motherless birds to fly south for the winter, and their relationship blooms. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Fly Away Home offers heartwarming entertainment for moviegoers of all ages.

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      Paige M Childhood right here! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Leonard O I can describe this movie in 1 sentence. Beautiful, heartwarming, fun and an adventure for all families who love stories about a familly who will stop at nothing to help a group of geese find their way home. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/01/23 Full Review Owl C One of my top 5 favourite movies, with the most brilliant opening scene I have ever seen. A well-acted story about grief, kindness, love, and healing, with an excellent environmentalist message, beautiful cinematography. The end scene ties the movie together beautifully. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/23 Full Review Meydiana R I saw this movie on Netflix. I loved this movie, the music especially. I was saddened to find that they didn't release a soundtrack. While a little folksy, it is nevertheless a funny and heartwarming story about a girl's relationship with her father in a home she is struggling to remember. Amy is trying to cope with her mother's death, then has to move halfway across the world and get used to new family members, her father's workaholic bachelor life, and her father's girlfriend. Just as she is ready to give up, she becomes the mother to fifteen abandoned Canadian geese. Her father and friends put together an elaborate scheme to teach the geese to fly and chaos ensues as Amy and her father lead their flock south for the winter. A touching story of life and love. I recommend it highly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/28/23 Full Review Cameron D This is a beautifully shot, heartwarming family movie, with solid performances. One of the best films from 1996 and often overlooked. It's wonderful and I enjoy it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/10/23 Full Review david l Fly Away Home is an endearing kid flick that is very cheesy in its third act, but superbly scored, wonderfully shot and very well acted with Anna Paquin stealing the show in the main role. The movie was at its best in the geese scenes and the family dynamic and at its worst in the typically overwrought and unrealistic flying sequences. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek No better children's film has appeared all year, but my bet is it'll be the grown-ups, not the kids, who come away with a lump in the throat. Feb 27, 2018 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers. Rated: 5/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Fly Away Home lacks the visual splendor (probably because of budget) of The Black Stallion or the emotional force of Born Free but it is, nonetheless, a welcome addition to the sparse genre. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 1, 2022 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) It feels like a believable family unit. Rated: 9.5/10 May 13, 2019 Full Review John A. Nesbit Old School Reviews Rated: 3/5 Feb 14, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After Amy (Anna Paquin) loses her mother in a car accident, she must uproot her life and move to Canada to live with her father, Thomas, (Jeff Daniels), an oddball inventor with whom she has no relationship. She initially struggles to find her her place in her new home, but things change when she stumbles upon a collection of abandoned goose eggs. When the eggs hatch, Amy and her dad work together teaching the motherless birds to fly south for the winter, and their relationship blooms.
      Director
      Carroll Ballard
      Executive Producer
      Sandy Gallin
      Screenwriter
      Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, Vince McKewin
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 13, 1996, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 2, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $24.6M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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