Storm Boy

1976

Drama / Family

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IMDb Rating 7.0

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by manders_steve 7

I recall this film very fondly from my late teenage years and was keen to revisit it, partly in preparation for a stage play adaptation we will be seeing shortly. I had studied the book at school and saw this film once in 1976 or 1977 in its first release.<br/><br/>I found it remarkably fresh and almost as captivating as back then. Greg Rowe as the young Mike (Storm Boy) and David Gulpilil as Fingerbone, the Aboriginal youth who befriends him is his lonely isolation were just as convincing. Somehow Peter Cummins&#39;s &#39;Hide away Tom Kingley still didn&#39;t quite ring true, despite the obvious challenges in such a reclusive role. I&#39;m not sure the school scenes worked as well as they could have done either. But Tony Allison&#39;s national park ranger portrayal is wonderful, with the challenging handling of the same issues rangers face today.<br/><br/>But it does shows what telling the story truly, without trying sugar coat the darker bits can be so effective and provides lasting impressions.<br/><br/>The photography and locations are just brilliant, as are the pelicans. In fact, the capturing of these locations as they were in the mid 1970s is probably even more important now, given the environmental degradation the Coorong has suffered over the 40 years since then, with greatly reduced water flows into the lower Murray and probably declining water quality as well.

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Reviewed by luke31699 10

This is a wonderful film that kids will love. It would be hard to get a copy these days but if you can then you shall not regret it. 9 outta 10! I would have given it 10 but i just hate sad endings

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Reviewed by lifesoboring 10

A touching, very human movie that is a great story. The natural Austarlian coastline locales are stunning. It seems to be usually not very sunny which adds to the mood (and the visual beauty of the place as well; I think the weather is a necessary ingredient in making this such an excellent film.) This is the most real movie (maybe) I&#39;ve ever seen. A ten-year-old boy lives with his father in a shack-y, though cozy, small hand-built house located right near the beach. Father has a very small fishing boat. We don&#39;t see him actually fishing, but on the dock preparing to go out, or coming back in. He puts food on the table and seems to do a good job caring for his son, who loves him. The boy is not in school and this becomes an issue as the story progresses. The boy meets a young Aborigine man (in his early 20s) one day when he is out on his own, as he tends to be, sailing on his tiny homemade raft, and after encountering each other a second time they become friends. While they are together, they find three baby orphan pelicans, which Storm Boy adopts. (Storm Boy being the nickname given to him by his Aborigine friend.) I don&#39;t want to tell anymore so as not to ruin it. Let it suffice to say that drama ensues, in various ways, as the story goes on, and it is all moving, and as I said, very human. It will definitely touch your emotions. I think this is a story everyone could relate to.

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