I went to see Boy yesterday. Good kiwi film! New Zealand really does make some fantastic movies. The story managed to handle sitting on the line between being realistic yet at times being quite unrealistic but always feeling believable.

It was good to see the dude from the Tourism Paeroa ads in the cast, and good to hear some awesome kiwi music in the soundtrack. The movie’s possibly so kiwi that it wouldn’t do well in other markets cause they wouldn’t really understand it. But that makes it all the more hilarious here in NZ! The story was original, yet easy to relate to. Surely everyone can see a bit of Boy in themselves. The dance at the end was also hilarious!

I don’t know what else to say, don’t wanna give the plot away. You should definitely go see it!!!

Oh and there are some great references to NZ popular culture including Flight of the Conchords – “You’re not a man” “technically I am!” and a Billy T. James clip on the TV in their house.

One response to “Boy

  1. KiwiMan in Europe

    Saw this on the plane to NZ earlier this year. Excellent movie. I also had the same thought. Unless you grew up in Kiwiland, then a lot of this will be lost on you.

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