Paper Planes is an imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boys passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
12 year-old Dylan is growing up motherless in the remote backcountry of Australia. But when Dylan’s passion for flight and inventive spirit land him a hard-won spot in the regional Paper Plane Championships in Sydney, a dream is born and the young boy will contend with a lack of funds and a disapproving father to reach the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Directed by Robert Connolly and starring Ed Oxenbould (who we saw in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman and David Wenham.
Play & Go Review
Paper Planes is a delightful family movie – beautifully Australian and with a remarkable young role model in Ed Oxenbould as Dylan, who shows a maturity beyond his years. With his Dad lonely and suffering since the death of his wife only 5 months prior, Dylan is left to pretty much cope on his own, while missing him Mum and looking out for his Dad. Fortunately for his Dad (played by Sam Worthington) Dylan is resourceful and a really good kid. He turns to his teacher and Grandfather for guidance and sets out to follow his dream of making it to the World Paper Plane finals after he manages to make a plane that breaks records during a class activity at school.
A lovely film for primary school aged children especially, but will be enjoyed by the whole family, Paper Planes is a mix of adventure, perseverance, heartache and triumph. You will witness bullying turn to friendship, tears turn to laughter and strangers who become friends.
Put down your electronic devices and be inspired by how one piece of paper and some imagination can be so riveting.
Scary Factor: The great thing is there is nothing scary in this film. Tip: take some tissues!
If you’re wondering if there really is such a thing as a World Paper Plane Championship, see this ABC article on Dylan Parker – the real-life paper plane competitor this film was inspired by.
To view the trailer and to learn more about this film visit the official Paper Planes website.
What: Paper Planes Movie
When: Opens in Cinemas 15 January 2015
Where: Selected Cinemas (check your local guide)
Who: Rated G (running time 96 minutes)
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