CINEMA: DO FLY ZONE

A HYMN TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT YOU WON'T GAG ON

Amy, the disaffected child (Anna Paquin), is moping around the farm, mourning her dead mother. Tom, Amy's distracted dad (Jeff Daniels), is in his workshop creating really strange metal sculptures--basically, if guiltily, ignoring his daughter. In the barn, though, a gaggle of orphaned goslings is beginning to hatch, and we all know what that means: the geese are in for some kind of trouble, father and daughter are in for some kind of bonding, and we're in for another trip down a slope--slippery with sentimental goo--that is all too familiar. And banal.

Right on the first two counts, but, miraculously, wrong...

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