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Stan Walker rose to prominence, as the winner of "Australian Idol" (2009), and comes from an extremely talented musical family. His brother, Russ Walker was a finalist on, "The Voice Australia" (2017), and was already an established entertainer, performing on the local circuit, but is now a highly regarded entertainer, both in Australia and New Zealand See more »
It's not that bad - if you want to find out about a little bit of NZ's history, it's worth a look
I really quite enjoyed it - being English it was a nice thing to hear the Maori language spoken in a movie - in context too, as it would have been used more back then than it is now. Did they really say 'bro that much back then though???
Stan Walker's not a great actor, but better than I thought he would be. Voice is great though! The other kiwi actors are good, better than Stan and everyone copes with a pretty poor script at times. Tem Morrison is a little underused.
The band mostly look like they can play the instruments too, which is refreshing - as it adds to the reality. Musically you'll be tapping feet, if not swaying to the beats.
Overall it's not going to win awards but the pace is just about acceptable and handling of the musical numbers is pretty good. The look captures the 70's era well, with the fantastic motor cars of the time being quintessentially NZ and adding colour and style.
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