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Twisted: A Balloonamentary
Twisted A Balloonamentary
Actors: Don Caldwell, Laura Dakin, David Grist, John Holmes, James Smith
Directors: Naomi Greenfield, Sara Taksler
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 19min

Studio: Wgbh Wholesale Release Date: 06/03/2008 Run time: 79 minutes


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Actors: Don Caldwell, Laura Dakin, David Grist, John Holmes, James Smith
Directors: Naomi Greenfield, Sara Taksler
Creators: Steve Gilbert, Adam Weinberg
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, Documentary
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Ronnie S. Staffenberg | Central NJ | 05/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Who knew that there was such a culture built around balloon animals? This movie made me laugh, made me think, and moved me at different times. Definitely worth seeing!"
Great stories!
Thad James | 12/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is fantastic. Telling the stories of these artists and how balloons improved their lives really moved me. But the balloons are amazing!! These balloon people have so much fun creating the most unique sculptures anyone has ever seen. The movie does a wonderful job intertwining the artist's stories with the balloon conventions. I own the DVD and have watched it several times already!"
Wonderful movie about wonderful people
Mark Dalrymple | Leechburg, PA United States | 01/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend pointed me to this movie since he knew I liked twisting balloons. Usually when I watch TV or a movie, I'm usually doing something else like web surfing or checking my email. This documentary totally engrossed me. Maybe it was because I have met over half of the featured twisters at conventions before, and knew some of their stories. "Twisted" is an emotional rollercoaster. I literally went from laughing to sobbing to feeling real pride in humanity during the course of this movie.

If you're a balloon twister, SEE THIS FILM. If you're not, see it anyway - it's a fascinating look into a world of strange and fascinating people."
Jill K. Schmidt | St. Louis, MO United States | 12/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Twisted: a Balloonamentary at the theater, and I loved it so much I decided to buy the DVD. If you loved the spelling bee movie Spellbound, you'll love Twisted. The two movies are similar in that the filmmakers travel the country focusing on eight people. The characters in Twisted: a Balloonamentary go to the same annual balloon convention titled Twist and Shout, where the filmmakers get some great shoots of extraordinary balloon sculptures. The balloon artist who I think has the most interesting story, Vera, uses her balloon-twisting job to move from her trailer park to medical school, and another balloon artist tells bible stories with balloons. The movie shows people who make money doing what they love: making balloon animals at parties, restaurants, etc. However, the character who makes the most money does little balloon twisting and instead has artists working for her. It's a feel good movie with laugh out loud moments."