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Still shot from the movie: Fly Away Home.

Fly Away Home

When a young girl (Anna Paquin) finds a nest of orphaned Canada Goose eggs, she decides to hatch them, raise them and even teach them to fly. To do so, she and her father (Jeff Daniels) learn to pilot ultra-light aircrafts and eventually lead the birds on their first migratory journey. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 12 Sep 1996
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Fly Away Home Rated PG?


The movie opens with the depiction of the car accident that claims Amy’s mother. Although not graphic, the scene is every intense. Flying of ultra-light aircraft sometimes results in crashes (no lives are lost). A man is shown in his underwear. A child is embarrassed when she is accidentally seen with no clothes on (no nudity is shown). A live-in relationship between a man and woman is implied. A child gets a nose ring. Disagreement with the advice of a game warden leads to characters choosing to break the law.

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