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  • The New Zealand feature Boy almost pulls off the trick of merging cartoonish humor and '80s pop culture with a story glancing at deeper family issues. The film has an appealing 11-year-old hero, but in the end feels half baked. show more

  • Mr. Waititi, a popular standup comic in New Zealand, is wonderfully droll and entertaining in this acting role, which isn't all that far, geography and culture notwithstanding, from Steve Zahn at his stoner best. show more

  • Boy begins with an epigram from E.T.: "You could be happy here . . . . We could grow up together." That's what the film is about - finding happiness, growing up, feeling like a stranger in a strange world. show more

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  • May 13, 2012 pandoranyc
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    wonderful, funny and touching at the same time. the entire cast was excellent. I went to see it with my husband and two sons ( aged 17 and 19). We all loved it.

  • March 04, 2012 kbensesq
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    Excellent film.

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