Storm Boy

Storm Boy
  • 2019
  • Australia
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Shawn Seet
  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little, Trevor Jamieson, Morgana Davies, Erik Thomson
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A retired businessman remembers his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

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A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale.

In the present day, a businessman, Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush), is poised to make a deal with the devil in this case, a mining company that would decimate his homes natural ecosystem. His granddaughter (Morgana Davies) urges him to reconsider, spurring Michael to tell her about his childhood.

He recalls his youth on the coast, recounting the time when he was better known as Storm Boy. Storm Boy nurtures the three pelicans, forming a particular connection with a bird that he names Mr. Percival, who returns the child's loyalty beyond all expectations.

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Storm Boy

6 Apr 20203 stars

Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney star in this largely successful update of the beloved children's tale

'Any story that's good has to go wrong before it gets better,' a wizened businessman warns his granddaughter, as he fondly recalls a formative heartache. The second adaptation of Australian author Colin Thiele's classic children's book, following Henri…

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