The Theory of Flight Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The Theory of Flight the Movie

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Awkward film reflects the relationship between Jane Hatchard (Bonham Carter), a wheelchair-bound woman suffering from a motor-neurological disease, and her eccentric, reluctant caregiver, Richard (Branagh). Richard is an artist who dreams of human flight, and one of his attempts gets him assigned to community service and to the independent, dying Jane. Her one wish is to lose her virginity but Richard won't oblige, although he's willing to set her up with a gigolo (Stevenson). Flirts with bad taste and is generally worth watching because of Bonham Carter's fierce performance.


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Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Disease of the Week, Terminal Illness
Richard Hawkins
Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones, Holly Aird, Ray Stevenson
Ivan Strasburg
Paul Greengrass
Rolfe Kent
Anant Singh, Helena Spring, Ruth Caleb, Distant Horizon, BBC Films, Fine Line Features

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