Storm Boy

Storm Boy

DVD - 2019
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Based on the beloved book, the emotional tale of a young boy growing up on the beautiful but uninhabited coastline of Southern Australia who unexpectedly rescues and then raises three orphaned pelicans. When he forms a close bond with them, he finds himself at odds with his fisherman father and his life takes a new and unexpected turn.


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Jan 27, 2020

This is an outstanding movie. The acting is excellent and the message has touched me deeply. I feel it will also touch those who watch it as well. It will be a favorite for adults as well as families.
There is such gratitude that the Jackson County Library System chooses to provide movies such as this one.
With Joy and Grace

Jan 12, 2020

Excellent family film!!! 👍👍👍😃😀

Nov 25, 2019

Sweet, bitter sweet, then a bit miraculous. Love the scenery, the filming, the point of the tale. Having an actor from the first indigenous people on planet - likely the best part to me. It helps to read the ending credits. Enjoyed.

Nov 24, 2019

beautifully honest and noble movie....cried through pretty much the whole thing--mostly from joy.

Nov 22, 2019

Great movie for all of the family. Good reminder that through the eyes of a child is sometimes very pure, noble and just. Enjoy a movie without gratuitous sex scenes and cursing.

Nov 03, 2019

This is a great movie for the whole family. The film was taken along the beautiful coastline of Southern Australia where a young boy rescued three newly born orphaned pelicans. This is an emotional and entertaining movie, well worth watching.

Sep 29, 2019

Beautiful movie with a wonderful message.

Sep 21, 2019

A beautiful, touching story about an adventurous childhood tied together by the encounters one finds only in nature. Highly recommend.

Sep 12, 2019

Edited from DVD blurb: Family drama that a man recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

Aug 20, 2019

A great movie for the would family. Very well done.
Its' time well spent...a love for all living things.

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Sep 12, 2019

The old man who was the Storm Boy:

I once believed in things like you do, Maddie. Things that were special to me. ... Well, I'm seeing birds. The beach I grew up on was filled with them. ... It was called Ninety Mile Beach. I lived there for most of my childhood. My home was a little shack, perched on a long stretch of sand hills and scrub. Just down south in the Coorong. Shallow water on one side and a massive ocean on the other. ... We left the city. My dad wanted to be as far away from anyone as possible. We'd go for days and weeks without seeing another person. I spent my days on the sea. And my nights doing home school

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