The Black Balloon

Release date:December 5, 2008

Studio:NeoClassics Films Ltd

Director:Elissa Down

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some sexual content, a scene of violence and brief strong language)


Starring:Toni Collette, Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward


Plot Summary:

When Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) 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 (Toni Collette) has to take things easy, his father Simon (Erik Thomson) puts him in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie (Luke Ford). Thomas, with the help of his new girlfriend Jackie (Gemma Ward), 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.