The Black Balloon (2008)

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?

Directing:
  • Elissa Down

Writing:
  • Elissa Down
  • Jimmy Jack

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-03-08
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: AU
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 97
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: $5,000,000

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