Balloon Farm

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  • 1997
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.3  (382)

Balloon Farm is a delightful family film from 1999 that tells the story of a young girl named Willow Johnson, who lives in a small town and dreams of being a farmer like her father. She is fascinated by balloons and wishes that she could have her own balloon farm so that she could share her love of balloons with the world. Willow's father is a struggling farmer who is constantly trying to make ends meet. He does not share Willow's love of balloons and does not understand her obsession with them. Despite this, Willow is determined to make her dream of owning a balloon farm a reality.

One day, Willow comes across a kindly old man named P. T. Barnstorm, played by Rip Torn. P. T. Barnstorm is a balloon man who has been traveling the country for years, selling balloons wherever he goes. He tells Willow that he once had his own balloon farm but lost it due to a string of bad luck. This inspires Willow to help P. T. Barnstorm and to try and fulfill her own dream of owning a balloon farm.

The rest of the movie is a heartwarming and uplifting tale of perseverance, hope, and the power of dreams. Willow and P. T. Barnstorm work together to create a magical balloon farm that captures the hearts and imaginations of the entire town. However, they soon discover that their success has attracted the attention of a greedy businessman who wants to take over the balloon farm and turn it into a theme park.

Willow and P. T. Barnstorm find themselves in a race against time to save their beloved balloon farm and to keep their dream alive. With the help of a cast of lovable characters, including Roberts Blossom as Uncle Thurman, the pair of balloon enthusiasts soon realize that nothing is impossible when you work together and believe in yourself.

The film is directed by William Dear, whose credits include the classic family films Harry and the Hendersons and Angels in the Outfield. Balloon Farm is a departure from his earlier works in that it is a whimsical story that explores the power of imagination and the joy of childhood.

Mara Wilson gives a fantastic performance as the plucky and determined Willow Johnson. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and she does an excellent job of bringing the character to life. Rip Torn is also a standout as P. T. Barnstorm, capturing the whimsical nature of the balloon man and making him an endearing and sympathetic character.

The film features beautiful cinematography by David Geddes, who captures the idyllic small town setting perfectly. The use of bright colors and bold imagery adds to the magical quality of the film, and the scenes of the balloon farm are particularly stunning.

Balloon Farm is a film that is sure to delight children and adults alike. It is a heartwarming tale of friendship, perseverance, and the power of dreams that will leave audiences feeling inspired and uplifted. Whether you're a fan of whimsical family films or simply looking for a movie that will make you smile, Balloon Farm is definitely worth checking out.

Balloon Farm is a 1997 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (382)