Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Fredric Lehne, Richard Riehle
Director: William Dear
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
A friendly newcomer to a drought-ravaged farm town surprises everyone by growing an amazing crop of brilliantly colored balloons in his field. While embracing the balloons as a sign of hope in troubled times, the community... more »
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FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
BURT KRITT | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am 67 years old, so I guess that I am a child at heart. The cast was uniformally wonderful. I am a big fan of Mara Wilson, and all of the cast performed equally well. The movie is a fantasy, with it's basic moral that faith can do miracles. While, unfortunately this is not always true, in this movie it certainly provides a feel good ending. So, please, lose your disbelief and enjoy this movie."
Balloon Farm, a charming story
BURT KRITT | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like many fantasy stories, you have to have a suspension of disbelief to enjoy it. I thought the cast did a good job. Perhaps other reviewers shouldn't have watched it many times if they didn't like it the first time. I have watched it many times and still enjoy it. I enjoy most Disney films and am a fan of Mara Wilson.I thought the concept was well executed. I didn't expect that the balloons' contents would be what they were. I thought all of the characters gave fine performances, that includes the balloons as well.If you have never believed in magic or can't enjoy a fantasy, this is not the movie for you. If you can you will be thoroughly entertained."
A winning movie!
Michael T. Mondak | 08/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Balloon Farm", based on the Jerdine Nolen children's book of the same title, takes you and your family on a ride to a drought-ravaged town. A strange visitor (Harvey Potter) tries to boost the morales of the repressed townspeople by turning a simple seed of corn into a crop of colorful balloons. With an all-star cast including Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, and Laurie Metcalf, this movie is a sure winner with kids and their families alike!"