Quick Movie Reviews: The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Yeah, I watched it. So what? It’s from the ’80s and I’m 40. These days, that’s all it takes.

Anyway, Mindy Cohn’s character, the obnoxious neighbor, sums this one up after the 14-year-old female protagonist gets hammered and starts to get horny for the kid who sits in his window all day not saying anything and pretending he’s an airplane: “You can’t be in love with a retard. It’s just not done!”

Also, spoiler alert, the title is not a metaphor. The kid actually flies at the end, and it’s really, really stupid.

3 Responses to “Quick Movie Reviews: <em>The Boy Who Could Fly</em> (1986)”

  1. 1 leftylimbo July 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Waaaaiiiit…this isn’t the movie with the flying wagon thing, is it? He builds a ramp on this hill and keeps trying and trying, until one day he actually does fly? …

  2. 2 2W2N July 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    No, no, I think you’re thinking of Radio Flyer, with Elijah Wood and some other kid. The other kid is constantly abused by his father and he and older brother decide to convert their wagon into a plane to escape. Right?

  3. 3 leftylimbo July 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    You’re right. It was Radio Flyer. I remember that whole abuse part.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




Donate Button

Join 1,095 other followers