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Average of 2368 ratings: 3.7 Stars

2010 M Contains drug use and offensive language.

Filmed in his native New Zealand, this comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) follows 11-year-old Boy and his younger brother, Rocky, whose rich fantasy lives are stopped cold when their father returns home after years away. Although Boy has imagined that his father (Waititi) is a dashing, accomplished hero who is related to Michael Jackson, in reality he is a failed gangster seeking to restore his family's faith in him.

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113 minutes
2010 New Zealand Film And TV Awards
Best Film
Best Director: Taika Waititi
Best Supporting Actor: Taika Waititi

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

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5 by fatcop666

Having watched this movie at the Cinemas, I felt obliged to make a comment to all the people out there that browse this movie. It is excellent.

A hilarious, ridiculous, moving and truly Kiwi film... Read more

5 by

I thought this movie was gonna be really funny. It did have funny parts in it but it was more once were warriors style, although it was a lot less graphic etc but was along the same lines I felt. It... Read more

5 by Jo & Hitendra

Must-see Kiwi film making - beautifully shot, brilliantly acted (though I actually found Waititi a bit OTT), perfectly paced, and tells a human story with the right mix of humour and 'drama'. I guess... Read more

5 by tree house

Wonderfully understated humour with the right amount of pathos.

Well worth the effort to set some time aside to watch.

5 by Winnin Odeon

Humorous and good-mood movie. Child actors up to their task. 80's settings and atmospheres brought out brilliantly. Wonderful bonus before the end credits.

2 by shark

OK however .... a sad look at the bleak life available in some parts of the country, little education and nearly zero prospects without moving. Acting and filming very well done.

4 by J&GAD

Great acting and well made film but this is definitely not a comedy. A depressing satire of the difficulties involved in surviving parents and poverty.

4 by jillsim

Enjioyable KIwi Movie , lived up to expectationsj BOy was a grat litttle actor, I am sure we will see more of him. Not sure that this iportrays maori as we would like could be typical of some burt... Read more

3 by happyfeijoa

Definitely watch this movie. It's excellent. But take my warning; don't watch it more than once. Hilarious and well-put together, I loved it the first time around. The second time I was bored by it... Read more

2 by Christoiwas

I'm actually slightly dissapointed with 'Boy'. A family comedy? Sure I laughed a few times, but its prob closer to a tragedy in most aspects. If your just looking for some laughs and not a drama to... Read more