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Balloon Farm
Balloon Farm
Actors: Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Fredric Lehne, Richard Riehle
Director: William Dear
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2004     1hr 32min

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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Actors: Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Fredric Lehne, Richard Riehle
Director: William Dear
Creators: Rick Bota, Edgar Burcksen, Jesse Kaye, John H. Williams, Kevin Inch, Jerdine Nolen, Steven Karczynski
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/06/2004
Original Release Date: 03/28/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 03/28/1999
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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!"