Boy is a comedy, drama film that is bound to be released in the country on March 2nd 2012. This New Zealand film was first released in 2010 and have earned a place in the hearts of people. It is quite endearing and has so much to give especially when it comes to the journey of every single person. Boy can give a whole new perspective to people when it comes to coming of age experiences and so much more. Here are a couple of sneak peak reviews on this upcoming movie: Boy
The Essence Of The New Zealand Movie: Boy
“Could a New Zealand film set in 1984 about a boy who idolises Michael Jackson and his dodgy absent-until-now father turn out to be the most sincere and endearing film of 2010? It’s possible as the blend of Magical Realism, physical comedy, snappy one-liners and socially observant drama in Boy makes it a gorgeous film with a tremendous amount of heart.
The film revolves around the sweet natured 11-year-old boy (nicknamed Boy and played by James Rolleston), his over-imaginative younger brother Rocky (Te Aho Eketone-Whitu) and their father Alamein (played by writer/director Taika Waititi), a petty criminal who is looking for a stash of buried money. Alamein is clearly no good but one of the film’s strengths is ensuring that he remains likeable and sympathetic despite his massive character flaws.
Waititi’s previous film Eagle vs Shark was a little bit too awkward and quirky for it to work overall but with Boy he demonstrates his considerable talents. Boy is consistently funny and energetic so that the sadder, darker and more serious aspects of the story, which are treated with integrity, never ruin the upbeat mood. All the performances are wonderful and frankly films are rarely this genuine and consistently entertaining.”
You can see the complete article at Cinema Autopsy
Aside from this critic here’s Anders Wotzke’s opinion on the movie “Boy”:
Boy: A Feel Good Movie
“Before it won the Audience Award at both the Melbourne and Sydney film festivals, Taika Waititi’s Boy became the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time. For good reason, too; this captivating coming-of-age drama tackles sobering themes with comedic sensibility, masterfully balancing big laughs and big heart without compromising either.
The year is 1984 and Michael Jackson’s Thriller is inescapable even the remote coastal community of Waihau Bay, New Zealand. One of MJ’s biggest fans is 11-year-old Alamein Jr. (James Rolleston) — or ‘Boy’ as he prefers to be known — who lives with his Grandma after the death of his mother and absence of his jailed father, Alamein Snr. (Taika Waititi). When Gran leaves for a week, it’s up to Boy to look after the farm and look after his withdrawn 6-year-old brother Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu).
One night while Gran is away, three gruff-looking men wearing bikie jackets roll up to the house in a black muscle car. “I’m your dad” says one of the men, prompting Boy to invite them in for a cup of tea.
Far from the heroic Shogun warrior he had envisioned, Boy’s father is really a daft man-child who spends his days smoking pot and avoiding all responsibilities, only returning home to recover a bag full of money buried in the paddock. Whatever his reasons, Boy is just glad to be able to spend some quality time with his dad, viewing him through the same starry eyes as the King of Pop.”
Read the rest at Cut Print Review
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