Monday, August 16, 2010
BOY one of the latest New Zealand movies set in the 80s, focuses on the life of an 11-year-old fan of Michael Jackson called Boy (James Rolleston). Ever since his mother had passed away after giving birth to his little brother named Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu), his father, Alamein (Taika Waititi) left them and made him the leader of the household at a young age to take care of his brother and cousins together with the help of his grandmother.
Several years later, his father reappeared in front of his home and introduced himself as his father. Being excited having a father as a role model once again, he welcomed him with open arms and tried everything he could just to please him including helping his father find his 'treasure' and stealing marijuana plants without knowing that his father's presence is just short.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Boy is a very unique movie located in the beautiful Waihau Bay that will captivate anyone who watches it as it showcases the ups and downs of life of an ordinary boy who in desperation seeks for the attention of his father. The movie also beautifully mashes up with humour that will make you laugh out loud and at the same time, silently cry during the sentimental scenes.
Released in New Zealand in March this year, Boy is set to be released this month in Australia and is definitely a must see movie. The movie consists some foul words and scenes such as smoking marijuana which would not be suitable for children but other than that, the movie deserves a two thumbs up and inviting friends to watch the movie is highly recommended.
- Elena Tengku