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.
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu,
Detective Inspector Rabbit, a dedicated, tough, thick and oft inebriated Victorian copper, sleuths his way across London with his two young partners, a doofy rookie, and a brilliant black policewoman no one ever believes.
Jacqui Brown had a good sense of humour, but unfortunately she agreed to work with terrible scriptwriters to come up with this rubbish. It's well-acted, directed, and production values are very good. There are some great cultural references, and if you're a New Zealander then you may appreciate some of the in-jokes with the entertainment community, but New Zealand script-writing for television has always been terrible; and the New Zealand entertainment community has always been about in- jokes that nobody else finds amusing. This is no exception. Completely unfunny, and it was stale humour five years before it was written. New Zealand entertainment has for decades refused to investigate talent, and this is another example.
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