Storm Boy 2019
PG | 1h 39min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 5 April 2019 (USA)
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and brief language
Perhaps it’s because I can’t remember the original but I found this film to be very well crafted and moving. I don’t understand the criticism I’ve read from the various professional critics. I say see it. If you don’t feel the urge to tear up you’re made of stone and probably not a movie lover. I liked the way it was framed and the wistfulness Geoffrey Rush brought to his role. It’s a credit to all involved.
Director: Shawn Seet
Writers: Justin Monjo (screenplay by), Colin Thiele (novel)
Stars: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Chantal Contouri
Release Date: 5 April 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Storm Boy
Filming Locations: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia