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Andrea

Loved it. I cried. Excellent performances and very sincere. Taika Waititi is always on his game.

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Christine

What a wondrous mix of charm, humor, heartbreak, heartfelt simplicity, and absurdist humor with a touch of ironic detachment. We are so fortunate to have this brilliant filmmaker! Touches of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Be sure to watch the credits all the way to the end for an amazing bonus ...Read more

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Paula

just talk all the time. stop talking right now.

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Emily

How lucky we are to have yet another fully realized escape into Taika Waititi's world. This is the sweetest movie about a volatile, dickhead, absentee, ex-con dad and a herd of kids (with no sign on protective services anywhere) going. 10 out of 10...or, as you'll say when you attempt a New ...Read more

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Roseanne

heartbreaking but loved it

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kay louise

thanks for your insights Seth.

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Karen

I enjoyed this film. Sad and funny, good acting and a crazy plot. Beautiful scenery.

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Barbara

Very well done all the way around...the story, the acting and the photography, not to mention the director and all the people it takes to make such a creative film.

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Lisa

This is a well-written story and the child actors were phenomenal!

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Sabrina

What a great story!

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Frank Sherman

This movie is from A24. That means one thing. It's VERY FR*CKING GOOD. Trust me. I've seen almost all of their movies now (It's not my fault that I'm 'retired") And I have to say, this movie is probably VERY good. I can tell from the descriptionAcclaimed director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the ...Read more

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David

I enjoyed this film. Funny and sad at the same time.

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Lorna

resilience shines through this lovely and heartbreaking film.

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Phyllis

sweet, sad and funny story of loss and dreams

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samer

How to put it... a brilliant and beautiful film about child abuse.

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Janet

I really enjoyed this movie.

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Ruby Karen

loved this precious story!

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Warren

Watching this movie at .25x speed takes an upward of 4 hours to finish, I would recommend this movie at 1x or faster. Otherwise great content, although the plot felt slow.

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Alva

Fabulous.

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Pamela

Great film, but sad reminder of what has been done to so many cultures by British colonialism.

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kay louise

well, I wouldn't just blame British colonialism. Know plenty Maori families that are raising responsible children-somehow this father missed the boat! thank goodness for Nana!

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Seth

I think what Pamela is trying to get across is that the hardship presented in this movie is influenced by the generational trauma caused by colonization, including the immaturity of the father. I don't know any New Zealand history, but assuming they were colonized, that would have lasting ...Read more

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Daniel

cute story but still IMO a 2 star film

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kay louise

you,ve missed the point. You cannot really appreciate the Maori culture unless you've been to New Zealand and met some Maori families.
"cute" is not an adjective that seems appropriate, but as you say-your opinion. Have you seen Whale Rider?

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Daniel

I enjoyed Whale Rider.

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A

Excellent story, a real coming-of-age, but I feel like better than most. You really see how the main character Boy has grown, even though he maintains his own personality. He's seen his idol broken down and realized the responsibilities of family and the importance of family over cheap fame. ...Read more

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MERINA

loved the Boy!! :)

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Judith

Good

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ka

I love Kanopy for introducing me to Taika Waititi.
in search of the Wilderpeople, What we do at Night and Boy are all fantastic.

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Claire

Saw this in NZ when it premiered. Forgot how wonderful it was. I laughed... I cried... I love BOY!

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Joseph

It's going to make you cry and laugh. At multiple times. Often simultaneously. Loved it.

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Karen

Definitely not for kids due to the content. Loved this adorable film. Agree, so funny and so sad at the same time! I love the Maori version of Thriller at the end!

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Afua

So, so, good. Funny, sad. Watch it.

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John

One of those rare, unforgettable films in the vein of "The Gods Must Be Crazy". An unexpected delight.

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Angel

Seriously funny.

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Rula

Highly recommended but not to watch with younger kids. Even the sad parts were funny! Loved Rocky and his imagination - The end summarizes it all! Did you know that the father- Alamein/Shogun - is Taika Waititi? Good movie!

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Daniel

Is this a movie for children under 10?

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kay louise

definitely not for young children-the father was quite a con artist, but not a good role model. He hadn't learned from his incarceration. Thank goodness for Grandma! Of course Boy wanted to look up to his father and emulate him..Glad not more serious things happened while Boy was looking ...Read more

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Pamela

He didn't learn from his incarceration but his sons seem to have made a dent by the end.

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Minami

This film has not been rated by the MPAA or Common Sense Media. However, adult language, alcohol and drug use, and some violence is present in the film so we would caution against showing this film to a younger audience.

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Daniel

Thanks for the prompt reply.

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Lucinda

Too sad for me...undercurrents got to me. Great children...acting was amazing...nuances of emotions wonderfully done.

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Laura

Absolutely adored it <3

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Russell

Boy oh boy, charming doesn't even begin to describe it. The sad parts are still funny and all the laughs come with an lining of sincerity and wonder. Waititi's imaginative writing and direction present Boy and his difficult situation without stripping him of the fantasies and folly that come ...Read more

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T

Very enjoyable film.....and funny too.

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Fred

This is a great film.

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Matt

A charming and hilarious coming of age story from Taika Waititi.

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Lauren

I've seen all of Taika Waititi's feature-length films and I'm such a fan of his flair for storytelling and sense of humor. This film is smaller and less action-packed than his later films but it is a very sweet character study with a talented young actor (James Rolleston) in the lead role. ...Read more

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Amalia

I would really hope that "most" people are not so ignorant as to think of Lord of the Rings in connection with NZ, which has sod all to do with the country other than it was shot there and Peter Jackson is a Kiwi. This movie is not in the same league as Jane Campion's movies , or "Once Were ...Read more