He might not have made major headlines, but Sam Worthington has been in a handful of movies playing the Toronto International Film Festival this year. He antagonized Brit Marling in “The Keeping Room” (review here), comforted Jennifer Aniston in “Cake” (review here) and now helps a kid fly (metaphorically) in the family film “Paper Planes.”
Directed by Robert Connolly (“Underground: The Julian Assange Story“), the film tells the sweet story of an eleven year-old kid who works to get into the National Paper Plane Championships. All the familiar family movie markers are here, from the chubby sidekick to the shitty mean kid, and this is clearly made for a specific demographic and will probably do the job its supposed to (no surprise, this is screening in the TIFF Kids section of the program).
No U.S. distro for this one yet, but the film has its final public screening at TIFF on the last day of the fest, Sunday, September 14th. Watch the trailer and two clips below.
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