Rated NR · 88 minutes · 2010

Comedy drama
Despite the talents of Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, Eagle vs. Shark wasn’t that good. That film’s writer and director, Taika Waititi, returns with the more-assured but still off-kilter Boy. We hearken back to 1982, when a young New Zealander (James Rolleston) idolizes Michael Jackson and his father, who in his daydreams is some kind of action hero. But that’s why it’s a daydream: In reality, the guy’s a deadbeat. When his dad (Waititi) finally shows up in the boy’s life, he’s only searching for a bag of money he buried long ago. There is something about this film and Eagle vs. Shark—as well as American movies like Napoleon Dynamite—that are searching for some post-ironic irony. It can hit, or it can miss. Boy nearly finds the right notes, but a better option is the English flick Son of Rambow.
Official Site: boythefilm.com
Director: Taika Waititi
Producer: Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis and Emanuel Michael
Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin, RickyLee Waipuka-Russell, Haze Reweti, Maakariini Butler, Rajvinder Eria and Manihera Rangiuaia


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Chicago Reader The kid is, in fact, my son New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi reaches into his own past with Boy by J.R. Jones 04/26/2012

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