On a beautiful sunny morning, Jethro, an uncommon instructor, heads to an elementary school. He is an expert in paper planes, planning to demonstrate the art of paper plane folding to the students and to inform them of the State Competition for the Junior Championship next Sunday. The unexpected introduction to the world of competitive paper plane throwing will excite timid 12-year-old Dylan Weber, forcing him to do his best to beat the 25m qualification point and make it to the Aussie Junior Championships in Sydney. Before long, Dylan will get his ticket to compete, yet, with a father living in the past uninspired and resigned because of his wife's death in a car accident some five months ago, he will have to use his resourcefulness to come up with a winning paper plane model and all the help he can get to make his newfound dream a reality. With the ultimate goal set at the World Junior Paper Plane Championship in Tokyo, talented Dylan not only will he have to gather the sum for such... Written by
The scenes, with cast members, set in Sydney Australia, were actually shot in and around Perth, which is 2,000 miles away (as the crow flies), on the western, and opposite coast of Australia. See more »
In the last scene, the placement of Kimi and Jason changes constantly. Right when Dylan holds their hands Jason is on the right of Dylan while Kimi on the left. When he raises their hands Jason is on Dylan's left and Kimi on the right. See more »
Hey! It's Dylan, right?
Think you're gonna win tomorrow?
I don't know. But I really, really want to.
Yeah? Why is that?
Well... You know, everyone loves a winner. Right? And if... if I go home a winner, maybe my dad... might want to hang out with me.
Well, you know what? He's family, mate. And sometimes... Sometimes they take a little while to come good. But, uh, if you stick with them, they will, eventually.
Well, I hope you're right. Thanks, Mr Jones.
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Written by Ian Moss (as I. Moss) (Mushroom Music Publishing)
Performed by Cold Chisel
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Paper Planes is a great movie for all ages really. I as an adult really liked it. The cast is quite great and the children in the movie are completely not obnoxious. The lead of the movie (Ed Oxenbould, who happened to be at the movie's premier at TIFF along with other cast members) was terrific.
The story moves at a very good pace so you don't zone out. The story itself is not very complex which is a bonus point. Western Australia is captured nicely here, you really get a feel for what life there is like.
This movie could have been a major tearjerker but I'm glad there are strong elements of humour and lightheartedness. It feels 'real' despite being a movie about incredible paper planes! I definitely recommend this movie.
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