Fly Away Home by Marge PiercySuccessful Boston cookbook author Daria Walker, whose greatest pleasures are her home and family -- and who loves her husband deeply -- is devastated to learn he wants a divorce. Now she must put her life back together. But as she strives to understand the life she is losing, Daria must face the shocking truth behind the smooth facade of her prominent attorney-husband, Ross -- and recreate her own values, her own sense of family, and herself.
Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home. Carroll Ballard min. U Certificate. Review Our Score. No one captures the inspirational beauty of nature better than director Carroll Ballard, who also made Never Cry Wolf and the excellent Black Stallion. Based on a true story, this exhilarating picture gets off to a painful start with a fatal road accident.
As I was watching the film, I couldn't help thinking of little Jessica Dubroff, who was killed along with her father and her flight instructor while trying to fly across the United States. - Sign in.
Rekindling the delicacy and invigorating naturalness he brought to "The Black Stallion," and again helped immensely by the radiant cinematography of Caleb Deschanel, Ballard turns a potentially treacly children's film into an exhilarating '90s fable. It concerns family, ecology, adolescence and, above all quite literally geese. See it and you will never look at a down comforter in quite the same way. One caveat for children: "Fly Away Home" begins traumatically just as "Bogus" does with the violent death of a mother in a car crash. And year-old Amy Alden Anna Paquin finds herself permanently uprooted almost before the opening credits are over. Raised in New Zealand, she must suddenly migrate back to rural Ontario, where her parents lived before their separation. The shadow of this tragedy never entirely leaves this otherwise uplifting film.