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Haole (2019)

Thirteen-year-old DAVID KEALOHA dreams of escaping rural Hawaii. But when JONAH MORRIS (13), a white kid from Phoenix, Arizona moves into the neighborhood, tragedy strikes, irrevocably ... See full summary »

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James Sereno

Writer:

Chris McKinney
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Credited cast:
Josiah Cerio ... Jonah
Sir Cornwell ... David
Margaret Jones Margaret Jones ... Mom
Albert Ueligitone ... Dad
Thiessen Wright Thiessen Wright ... Kai
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Thirteen-year-old DAVID KEALOHA dreams of escaping rural Hawaii. But when JONAH MORRIS (13), a white kid from Phoenix, Arizona moves into the neighborhood, tragedy strikes, irrevocably changing the trajectory of David's life and those closest to him.

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Three boys. Two sides. One outcome. See more »

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Drama

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A wasted opportunity
28 December 2020 | by puna2320See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. It had a "real" feeling to it. Real pidgin in the dialogue. Real local actors. Real locales. Real life challenges. Is just too bad the characters had no real redeeming qualitiies. Every character was hewa at one point or another, the hero, the bully, the haole, parents, step parents, store owner, teacher, classmates, the Uncle, even the little girl. For all the Hawaiian words and phrases thrown around and the beautiful scenery, it lacked real cultural sensitivity, a real sense of connection to place and the real kuleana one would feel to act pono.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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