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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.
Why Is Fly Away Home Rated PG?
Fly Away Home is rated PG for an opening accident scene and some mild language.
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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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The wonder of birds and their extraordinary ability to cover huge distances is the premise of the documentary Winged Migration. Another group of feathered creatures, that do their traveling on foot, is featured in the film March of the Penguins.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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DVD Release Date: 7 August 2001-08-07
Come Fly Away Home with Amy and her geese on this Special Edition DVD. Learn all about the movie by listening to commentary by director Carroll Ballard and Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, enjoy the music of composer Mark Isham and his newly created isolated score, as well as watch the theatrical trailers. Gain a better understanding of the real life predicament of birds being released back into the wild through the following featurettes: Operation Migration: Birds of A Feather, The Ultra Geese, and the HBO Special Leading the Flock. There are also link to the Operation Migration website. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Thai, and Chinese.
Home Video Notes: Fly Away Home: Blu-ray 2-Disc Set
Release Date: 7 April 2009
Fly Away Home migrates to Blu-ray with digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video. Also on board the flight are the following: a director and cinematographer’s commentary, the HBO Special Leading the Flock, featurettes (Operation Migration: Birds of a Feather and Ultra Geese) and theatrical trailers.