Although based on a true story, this film takes several liberties from the actual event. The most notable is the fact that, in real life, the image on the balloon was of none other than Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. See more »
The credits are run over video of the real-life family as they meet the cast. See more »
A warm, touching movie that has a fantasy-like quality.
Ellen Burstyn is, as always, superb.
Samantha Mathis has given many great performances, but there is just something about this one will haunt your memory.
Most of all, you've got to see this amazing 5-yr. old, Jodelle Ferland. I was so captivated by her presence, I had to buy the movie so I could watch her again and again. She is a miracle of God's creation.
Judging by the high IMDB rating, I'm not the only one who was mesmerized by this young actress.
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