Monday 25th January sees the release of Paper Planes on DVD and Digital Download. A bright and funny family movie, Paper Planes is a heartwarming story of friendship and perseverance centering around 12 year old Dylan (played by Ed Oxenbould), a boy obsessed with flying who discovers he has an innate talent for making paper planes.
We were sent a preview copy of Paper Planes to watch and my 5 and 7 year olds absolutely loved it. Full of comedy moments and with a very likeable cast, my young boys laughed out loud regularly at the humour and really related to the characters.
During the film we join the young star as he discovers his talent, and then has all kinds of new experiences through paper plane flying, and particularly a Japanese friend he meets at a competition they both enter. His adventure is not ridiculously far-fetched, and so for any youngster watching it seems a possibility, and they are as excited as the characters on screen.
The child in the movie has fairly recently lost his mother, and this is dealt with sensitively and honestly. It didn't upset my boys at all, the Australian Director Robert Connolly doesn't use it as a tool to draw emotion and make you cry, it was simply a fact and affected the main character's everyday life.
Paper Planes is best seen with children. I very much enjoyed watching with the boys, who squealed and chuckled throughout, there were even a couple of moments when my 7 year old got up off his chair in excitement - a rare thing indeed!
Paper Planes has a runtime of approximately 94 minutes. It is a family movie with no adult themes, and is rated U as universally suitable. We think it's best suited to people of school age or older.
Lionsgate have kindly offered a copy of Paper Planes on DVD as a prize for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is via the Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK entries only, and will close at midnight Sunday 14th Februrary.
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Paper Planes Family Movie DVD Giveaway