Time Out says
Paper Planes is a great comedy following a Australian boy whose dream, almost dashed by his grief-stricken father, is to become the world champion in throwing paper planes.
We first meet Dylan, the self-efficient protagonist in an outback town, cycling to school, where he’s ‘the different kid’, and is often bullied by a jealous, overweight, tech guru student, who later becomes a good friend. They work together on the perfect paper plane, to beat the ultra-competitive, snobbish son of a golf celebrity and all-round ’bad guy’ Jason Jones, who also contributes to the drama at the end. Despite all these mean characters, this still really is a kid’s film.
Most comedies have their moments, but this keeps up its hilarity the whole way through. Like so many films, this one has dramatic parts that made my mum cry, always a bonus! Despite the laughs, this movie has a really quite sad (but also very generic) backstory, any movie watcher will almost immediately recognise why.
I recommend this to anyone who likes a good laugh and can take a bit of drama.
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