The Theory of Flight
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An unlikely story of love and friendship, Theory of Flight takes a warm, witty look at the tale of a man and a woman brought together by the sheer power of fate. Infused with strong, intelligent humor, the film revolves around the journey of Richard and Jane who find in each other the strength to challenge the boundaries that have imprisoned them, body and mind. Richard, a frustrated artist, finds himself at odds with the local magistrate and is forced to perform 120 hours of community service - at the home of Jane. Relegated to a wheelchair by a neuro-muscular disorder, Jane proves a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a charming bit of whimsy that probably would crash and burn with lesser talents at the controls"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Carter's bravura performance is the reason to see The Theory of Flight, but it's a shame that nothing else in the film matches the obvious care she put into her role."
‑ Chris Grunden, Film Journal International
"Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter generate enough good will to keep aloft a charming bit of whimsy that probably would crash and burn with lesser talents at the controls."
‑ James Sanford, James Sanford on Film
"It's one thing to be offbeat and unconventional and quite another to be unbelievable."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The cinematic equivalent to experimental light aircraft, this is a bumpy ride that sputters and fails, not quite crashing yet never soaring above its earnest intentions."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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