Critics' Corner
Hal Hinson - Style section, "It's a movie about dreamers that, for once, doesn't make you feel like a sap for buying into their dreams."

Desson Howe - Weekend section, "This is sweet relief for parents and kids."

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'Fly Away Home'

Scene from this movie Amy, a 13-year-old New Zealander who has lost her mother in a car accident, is sent to a Canadian farm to live with her estranged father. To the still-grieving Amy, life in Ontario looks distinctly unpromising: Her father’s a crackpot inventor who doesn’t make anything that works; she doesn’t click with his girlfriend; and she has no friends.

Her life changes when she comes upon a nest of orphaned eggs, which has somehow survived the destructive assault of land developers’ machinery. Sheltering the eggs in a makeshift incubator, she nurtures them until they hatch. The imprinting goslings take one glance at Amy and assume she’s their parent. Now the single mother of 15 fluffy waddlers, Amy persuades her father to let them stay.
-- Desson Howe
Rated PG

Director: Carroll Ballard
Cast: Jeff Daniels; Dana Delany; Holder Graham; Terry Kinney; Anna Paquin
Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Filmographies: Jeff Daniels; Dana Delany