The Boy Who Could Fly (DVD)
Doctor Slime sez: "Much of The Boy Who Could Fly feels true to what growing up in 1980's suburbia was like, delivering glimpses of some of the finer consistencies between the domestic experience of fighting the mundane in the green grassy yards of adolescence and something like a string of commercials for Tide, Sunny Delight and G.I. Joe viewed during an After-School Special. This film also stars a doberman named Hitler filling in for writer/director Nick Castle as the hedge lurking Shape, assisting shady preteen tuffs (wearing dirty denim and anarchy shirts) by terrorizing camo-clad Kevin Arnold on a bigwheel! Natalie from the Facts of Life gets our leading lady trashed on blended fruit booze while they watch a hot n crazy music video for The Coupe De Villes! When our Not Quite the Invisible Punk who could Fly first appears inside Milly's bedroom without invitation, I was asked by my couchmate if this was possibly going to turn into a horror movie. It almost had its moments of the sort and I love this film for not fitting into the 100% kid-friendly template of modern taste. Darker themes such as suicide, mental illness, abuse by providers and familial neglect do come into play, though they never feel heavy due to the radiance in the overall mood and atmosphere. I would have settled for an After-School Special, but now feel unexpectedly uplifted!"