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Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector. Written by
The Uncle is portrayed as illiterate. The actor who plays him, Sam Neill however has a BA in English Literature. See more »
Realistically, Ricky Baker would have lost a significant amount of weight when himself and Uncle Hank go on their trek into the bush: They would have been surviving on little food and doing a lot of exercise every day. See more »
What you wanna do, you hungry? That's a silly question, isn't it? Look at you.
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The credits include sections headed "Wildercrew" and "Wildercast", with the latter including the subheading "Wilderdogs". See more »
Taika Waititi is starting to make some real waves in the film making
industry. It's as simple as this - every film he makes, people like. In
fact, people like them so much he's been trusted with the directorial
duties in the next 'Thor' film 'Thor: Ragnarok'. That's big and shows
people trust him with making their film. That decision was made prior
to the release of 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' but I can confirm that
this film will do his reputation no harm. In fact it's going to do it a
lot of good. It's a very fine film and in my opinion his best yet.
I thoroughly enjoyed 'What We Do in the Shadows' but my one qualm with
it was I felt it lacked a story to drive the humour. The man learns
from his errors fast though and there is no such problem here. The
story, while simple, is a driving force and makes sure things never get
mundane or boring. Also helping this is a terrific cast of actors.
Julian Dennison in the lead role blew me away and showed comedic timing
far beyond his years. Sam Neill was as fantastic as ever and every
cameo throughout is terrific and hilarious in its own way.
The film not only manages to make us laugh though, it also has a heart.
There are some very sad and moving elements to the film which are
handled exquisitely by Waititi. He makes us think and sobers us
occasionally but never takes us away from the fun time we're having
with the story. There's a lot more to the film than I expected going
in. It has layers and works on a lot of levels. I can't say enough good
things about this film. An absolute pleasure to sit through.
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