Paper Planes

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Paper Planes

Kids will thrill to this simple but entertaining story of a kid from remotest Oz who signs up for a national paper plane contest

In an era when so many children are inseparable from their handheld devices, who’d imagine that a simple piece of paper could provide so much fun? So kudos to this bright and breezy half-term Aussie kids flick for realising that competitive paper plane flying (it really happens, apparently) can unleash young imaginations.

The film is a pretty standard underdog tale starring Ed Oxenbould as lively 12-year-old Dylan, who wins the paper plane flying heats in nowheresville Australia, where he lives with his grieving dad (Sam Worthington); his mum died in a car crash. With the regionals under his belt, Dylan is off to the finals, picking up helpful tips along the way from a Japanese champ with improbably good English (tip: study the natural world) and meeting a villainously over-competitive Australian rival. Warning to parents: stock up on paper beforehand. Kids will definitely want a go afterwards

By: Trevor Johnston

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Release details

Release date: Friday October 23 2015
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Connolly
Screenwriter: Robert Connolly, Steve Worland
Cast: Ed Oxenbould
Sam Worthington
Julian Dennison
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