3 September 2010
Rating - M
With an inspiring mix of heartache and laconic humour, Boy is the coming of age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.
A box office smash in NZ Taika Waititi's film takes place on the rural East Coast where Boy and his younger brother Rocky are dreaming big, afterall it is 1984 and the decade of excess.
Alamein is their Dad and both kids have a vision of him which is somewhat removed from the reality of the situation.
'Boy', the movie, manages to turn moments of wonder to heartache, and back again, delivering some surprisingly hard hitting scenes.
It's a movie you need to see and will want to see again and again.