over 6 years
This movie was funny, cute, sad, and interesting! A rollercoaster.
"Do you want to see my Michael Jackson move?"
over 7 years
A delightful film, more thoughtful than it's playful trailer might suggest.
Best NZ movie I have seen.
Feel good factor, high! A fabulous movie.
Kiwis have a sense of humour, who knew?
Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. In New Zealand, the film has eclipsed previous records for a first week's box office takings for a local production. Boy is the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time.
The soundtrack to Boy features New Zealand artists such as The Phoenix Foundation, who previously appeared in Waititi's film Eagle vs Shark.
It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat called Leaf, his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has super powers) and several cousins. Shortly after Gran leaves for a Tangihanga (funeral) in Wellington for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag...