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The Black Balloon

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Drama Comedy 201221 minutesOn: The Criterion Channel Fandor Country: America

While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free from the rest. It dies and comes back to life, returning to the city, cruising for a companion. On its beat, it learns that humans are complicated creatures with extreme highs and lows, but full of life nonetheless. A film intended to be for children that turned into a sci-fi urban fable, this is the story of The Black Balloon.The Black Balloon featuring Mustafa Bekiroglu and Kennon Bltut is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, and streaming on Fandor. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (392 votes).

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Benny Safdie


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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Fandor).

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#119,453 Ranked Movie

#1369 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#2183 Ranked in Movies on Fandor

#29848 Ranked in Comedy Movies

The Black Balloon has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (392 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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