The Black Balloon

Year: 2008
Duration: 1h 37min
IMDb: 7.3
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Thomas is turning 16. His dad&#39s in the army and they&#39ve just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who&#39s autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother&#39s keeper, or is Charlie&#39s disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?