• Boy (2012)


Release Date: March 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

A New Zealand youth (James Rolleston) finds that his father (Taika Waititi) is a far cry from the heroic adventurer he's imagined the man to be.

Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin, RickyLee Waipuka-Russell, Haze Reweti, Maakariini Butler

Director: Taika Waititi

Genres: Comedy drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A film like this would have little chance without the right casting, and James Rolleston is so right as Boy, it's difficult to imagine anyone else. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    This charming kid's-eye movie, full of comical and vivid detail about the lives of these cheerful children, has the loose, lanky feel of a memoir and of French New Wave films. show more

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