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Paper Planes DVD Review & Giveaway

Paper Planes is a great newly released film by Lionsgate, about an eleven year old Australian boy, Dylan, and his ambition to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.


His passion for inventing and creating paper planes is clear to see and the film follows his journey to come up with the best paper plane.  Having lost his mother at a young age and with an unsupportive father he is on his own until he meets up with the current Japanese champion Kimi, who he strikes up a friendship with, which helps boost his self esteem and enthusiasm.  The film follows various emotions from start to finish including friendship, family, trust and self belief.

My 8yr old daughter sat glued to this film during it’s entirety, she thoroughly enjoyed it and I think it was totally appropriate for her age.  I enjoyed the film too, and it is definitely something I would have watched when I was younger, but equally something I loved sitting down to watch as a family now.  It has a feel good factor to it and happy endings all round.

I have a copy of the Paper Planes DVD to giveaway to one of my readers, just fill in the Gleam form below:

Paper planes

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.


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  1. melanie stirling says:

    Playing what’s the time Mr Wolf ? with my dad and going on long bike rides.

  2. jo hutchinson says:

    Trying to fly my kite which was shaped like an octopus. Once it was high up in the air it would fly well, it was just all the running to try and get it to launch.

  3. tracy k nixon says:

    Monopoly – all my family would play and it would last quite a while!

  4. Jennifer Bruce says:

    Playing with my (very few, maybe 2 or 3) barbie dolls, with all the clothes that my nan knitted for her! Wish I’d kept them for my little girl

  5. Louise Gardener says:

    I loved the playground games like Mr wolf and Oranges and lemons ( I put my name as lo, my finger slipped lol )

  6. Ashleigh Allan says:

    The game of life!

  7. Tina mANSFIELD says:

    I loved playing on my spacehopper, I think I was a real outdoor kind of kid!

  8. iain maciver says:


  9. Susan Lloyd says:

    Playing scrabble as a family. I can’t wait for my 3 girls to be old enough to play x

  10. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I always enjoyed playing Bingo with my gran

  11. Rachel craig says:

    Hide and seek.

  12. Sandra Clarke says:

    We used to play French skipping a lot – a skipping rope made from elastic bands.

  13. Michelle O'Neill says:

    i loved my space hopper lol

  14. Paula Readings says:

    Hide and seek with my sister who always hid in the same place!

  15. aaron broad says:

    I miss playing Rugby as a kid

  16. Ruth Tesdale says:

    Kite flying

  17. Barbara Handley says:

    I used to spend hours riding my bike.

  18. Barry Page says:

    Riding my BMX with my friends and playing football

  19. Ruby Warwick says:

    Making tents in the front garden with anything found in the garage

  20. abigail edkins says:

    hide and seek, we used to play it with our cousins all the time but from what I remember we always hid in the top of the wardrobe…not very creative with our hiding places

  21. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says:

    Swingball and tennis!

  22. jason wills says:

    Cops and robbers

  23. Mark Palmer says:

    Building dens

  24. Julieann says:

    Buckaroo for me loved it as a kid even brought it for my 2 boys lol

  25. laura stewart says:

    going camping in the summer x

  26. claire blaney says:

    monopoly we had so much fun with that game

  27. Amy Davies says:

    playing chips with my sister.. we would climb into pillowcases and put one over our heads…weird yes

  28. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I used to love going on bike rides

  29. claire woods says:

    bike riding.

  30. Kristy Brown says:

    Hopscotch – I used to love it

  31. Has to be ‘Kirby’! I spent hours perfecting my throw to bounce a ball straight off the edge of a pavement!
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  32. Rich Tyler says:

    Guess Who – hours of fun while its raining outside

  33. Kat Lucas says:

    I loved playing tether ball

  34. Annabel Greaves says:

    I loved playing with my dolls pram with my friends xx

  35. sarah rees says:

    monopoly, sunday tradition to play after dinner

  36. leanne weir says:

    manhunt with all my friends in the neighbourhood

  37. Rob Griffiths says:

    Hours spent cycling everywhere…

  38. Soph H says:

    Summer holidays I remember – they were the best!

  39. Sarah N says:

    Riding round the streets on my bike

  40. Claire Elizabeth Noke says:

    I used to love my Skip-it. (A small ball on the end of a piece of rope, you would put it around your ankle and spin it with that ankle and jump over it with the foot) Remember those? 🙂

  41. British Bulldog – fond memories of playing it in the school playground!
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  42. Suzanne Gaulton says:

    Playing hopscotch on a chalked grid with a stone!

  43. Chrissie Curtis says:

    Playing French cricket with my brother and nephews!

  44. Jo Carroll says:

    Skipping with a skipping rope was my obsession at school and I still remember most of the songs even if my knees aren’t up to all that jumping 😉

  45. Julie Ward says:

    Home made stilts, don’t think I could do it now but would love to give it a try

  46. Natalie Crossan says:

    the game of life

  47. Ruth Harwood says:

    Cluedo 🙂

  48. Simon Tinsley says:

    Kiss chase. Gaynor always let me catch her. That really should have told me something.

  49. Keith Hunt says:

    Playing british bulldog

  50. Corinne Peat says:

    Playing what’s the time mr wolf

  51. Greig spencer says:

    playing football on the park

  52. Julie Camm says:

    As a child I enjoyed Sunday evenings playing Monopoly with my family

  53. Kelly Goodall says:

    Dudley Dodo . Its the only game we played as a familyk

  54. Solange says:

    Hide and seek.

  55. Jessica Walker says:

    The lava game, where the floor is lava and you have to save all your teddies!

  56. Emily Hutchinson says:

    Playing with LEGO

  57. Leanne Newsome says:

    Baking days with my mum

  58. ellie hamer says:

    Playing with my Polly Pocket campervan!

  59. Angela Williams says:

    making mud pies

  60. Susan B says:

    Finding my mother’s old archery set in the shed and shooting arrows all over the place – carefully- was great fun.

  61. gareth drake says:


  62. Elspeth MacMillan says:

    Walking my doll in her pram

  63. emily says:

    pogs 🙂

  64. says:

    kirby and rounders.

  65. Andrew Hindley says:


  66. Anna brown says:

    My childhood favourite game was playing buckaroo Always had me giggling

  67. Annette Oliver says:

    Haunted house but it took ages to set up and that was half the fun

  68. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I loved playing ‘Detectives’ with my friends (we spied on the neighbours down our street)

  69. claire little says:

    I just loved playing in the back garden! we had communal yards and about 7 families where always out playing when it was light outside! was great fun and lots of good memories.

  70. debbie hay says:


  71. Adrian Bold says:

    I used to love playing hide and seek.

  72. Jane Middleton says:

    playing Monopoly with grandad

  73. Cheryl H says:

    Playing scrabble. All the family would play – not together as there were 7 of us including mum and dad – and I would take ages to play!

  74. Jo McPherson says:

    Skipping and Rounders 🙂

  75. Denise C says:

    Hide and Seek – great fun

  76. James Holyland says:

    Football on the green

  77. Wendy Becker says:

    Knock down ginger

  78. Cheryl says:

    Flying kites with my brother. It was rarely windy enough for us to do it so it was always special

  79. Andrea A says:


  80. Vicky Loveday says:

    Definitely dancing with my dad, I used to stand on his feet as we twirled around the room.

  81. Harley says:

    Skipping. we would do all the rhymes – we loved skipping x

  82. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    My friends and I used to play two balls up against the wall, you’d have 2 tennis balls and swing your arm and bounce one on the ground then it would hit the wall, you’d sing songs as you go and would do it one handed, under your legs and behind your back. We were quite expert at it 🙂

  83. Abbie M says:

    playing badminton in the garden with my sister

  84. michelle olner says:

    monopoly – the whole family would play

  85. Pauline Wilson says:

    Going out rollerskating with my pink and white disco roller boots on was a particular favourite of mine

  86. Emma Rawlinson says:

    My grandparents had a retro version of monopoly which we used to play when we went to visit

  87. Angela Paull says:

    I used to play ball games with the dog who lived across the road

  88. Dawn Hull says:

    Playing Monopoly at Christmas.

  89. Lynsie Lynn says:

    I was very lucky and we had a giant snakes and ladders game in the garden that my Dad made, so we used to play human snakes and ladders! It never ended well, but was too big to upend the board lol… 🙂

  90. Ian Yates says:

    Playground football – each and every break/dinner.

  91. Christopher Read says:

    Collecting Pogs

  92. Playing board games and singing together 🙂
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  93. Karen Howden says:

    making an flying a kite made out of cotton and a plastic bag. Great fun and didnt cost much money

  94. Sadiyya maryam says:

    Monopoly was my family favourite and apparently I was very competitive!

  95. Gill Holmes says:

    Playing hide and seek with all the children in the road

  96. kelly morgan says:


  97. jackie curran says:

    My dad made me a netball post and I used to spend hours playing that .

  98. Colin Gault says:


  99. Jackie Rushton says:

    Hide and seek

  100. Chloe M Bailey says:

    Monopoly it’s my favourite still!!! X

  101. Allan Fullarton says:

    Love monopoly.

  102. steven beasley says:

    Playing football with my brother and dad

  103. Scott Fallon says:

    Playing football

  104. Karen hutchinson says:

    What’s the time Mr Wolf ? Was the best game

  105. Leanne Hansell says:

    I used to love roller skating.

  106. Amanda Norwood says:

    Hopscotch in the playground

  107. Darren Collins says:

    Loved a game of swing ball

  108. Eileen Tingle says:

    Going down the allotments and sitting on a fence waiting for a train to pass and waving to the driver and passengers. It was so exciting when someone waved back.
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  109. Hekna says:

    My pogo stick! Loved that!

  110. Claire Ward says:

    Playing monopoly with my sisters


    Playing a card game Pay Me during the power cuts in the seventies.

  112. Victoria Prince says:

    Head and handstands against the classroom wall in the playground at school!

  113. kelly holden says:

    I loved playing tig

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