History Film / TheBoyWhoCouldFly

14th May '15 1:38:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]

* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower: Eric REALLY can fly...]]
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* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler: Eric REALLY can fly...]]

* [[spoiler: InspirationallyDisadvantaged]]
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* [[spoiler: InspirationallyDisadvantaged]]%%* InspirationallyDisadvantaged

* [[spoiler: SuicidalGotcha: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]
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* [[spoiler: SuicidalGotcha: [[spoiler: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]
26th Nov '14 12:32:21 AM ChiliConQueso
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* MeaningfulName: Milly's real name is Amelia. In a movie about flight. On top of this, Milly was also Nick Castle's mother's name.
26th Nov '14 12:16:09 AM ChiliConQueso
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* PuppyDogEyes: Eric's sad-puppy face would be right at home in an ASPCA advert.
7th Nov '14 4:52:32 PM RainFairy
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[butNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[butNowIMustGo [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]
7th Nov '14 4:51:47 PM RainFairy
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Milly soon meets her neighbor Eric, an autistic child living with an alcoholic uncle named Hugo. He never socializes with others, hasn't spoken at all, and sometimes raises his arms in the air to pretend to be an airplane. As soon as the two meet, Eric and Milly warm up to each other and become fast friends. However, with Hugo's alcoholism and Eric's strange behavior, Eric could be taken away to a hospital at any moment. Furthermore, a couple of strange incidents makes Milly start to believe that Eric might really have the ability to fly...
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Milly soon meets her neighbor Eric, an autistic child young man living with an alcoholic uncle named Hugo. He never socializes with others, hasn't spoken at all, and sometimes raises his arms in the air to pretend to be an airplane.airplane, since his parents died in a plane crash. As soon as the two meet, Eric and Milly warm up to each other and become fast friends. However, with Hugo's alcoholism and Eric's strange behavior, Eric could be taken away to a hospital at any moment. Furthermore, a couple of strange incidents makes Milly start to believe that Eric might really have the ability to fly...

* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower]]
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* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower]]BittersweetEnding: [[butNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]] * BroodingBoyGentleGirl: In a, uh, way... * [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower: Eric REALLY can fly...]] * DisabledLoveInterest: Eric, for Milly

* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Milly's father did not die from cancer, but killed himself shortly after the diagnosis.]]
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Milly's Milly and Louis's father did not die from cancer, but killed himself shortly after the diagnosis.]]

* TheVoiceless: Due to his refusal to socialize with others, Eric never speaks.
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* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: Eric is ignored at school, Louis is attacked by local boys. * [[spoiler: SuicidalGotcha: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]] * TheVoiceless: Due to his refusal to socialize with others, Eric never speaks. [[spoiler: The first actual words he says are his LoveConfession to Milly.]]
13th Oct '14 2:58:13 AM Sahira
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.
14th Mar '14 11:57:50 AM ChiliConQueso
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* EightiesHair: All over the place, but Milly especially.
28th Dec '13 1:43:47 AM BigRobotBil
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* SpoilerTitle: Take a wild guess what the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin amazing secret" in the tagline is.
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* SpoilerTitle: Take a wild guess what the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin amazing secret" secret]]" in the tagline is.
28th Dec '13 1:43:34 AM BigRobotBil
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* SpoilerTitle: Take a wild guess what the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin amazing secret" in the tagline is.
24th Oct '13 11:31:20 PM Antwan
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* {{Glurge}}: Oh ye Gods. [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/boy-who-could-fly-review/ This review]] from an ex-Troper suggests that "Anyone wondering why there is a surprisingly large number of Emo kids on the Interwebs with a distressingly clueless view of what it means to be on the Autism Spectrum would do well to dig this chestnut up," since it was so popular with classrooms back in [[TheEighties the day]].
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