When Nige finds himself in a spot of bother after a series of unfortunate incidents, he is forced to ask Deano for help. The problem is Deano is not really the kind of guy you should turn to in a crisis.
A film crew are making a Reality TV show about a couple brought together by a dating agency. However, the couple are so incompatible that the crew must manipulate the relationship to get the footage they need.
Toby has always been unlucky with girls. Ever since being stabbed in the throat after asking a girl out in a café, Toby has resolved to learn everything he can about girls before meeting them - so he can become the man of their dreams.
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
An irreverent comedy about Nige, his best mate Deano and their riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which is put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star. Written by
I hadn't seen any promotional material or trailers for this film so went in not knowing what to expect. I was thinking it was going to be similar to Eagle vs Shark or Boy. However it turned out to be a very different film, perhaps similar to Boy in that it at first appears light hearted but quickly reveals more serious undertones. This film is far stranger than Boy however, and far more sinister. I don't think it was bad film, but I couldn't call it a good film either really. I wasn't disappointed walking out of the cinema but can't say I was entirely satisfied either. It's just a really strange film. I think casting two comedians in the lead roles possibly wasn't the best way to approach a film like this. More serious actors could possibly have changed the entire tone of the film. Maaka Pohatu was excellent however.
I would give it a 6.5 out of 10 but there's no halves, so I will go with a 7 simply because I like when films leave me a little uncertain.
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