Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream ...
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Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family - particularly his father, a true man of the land.Written by
It's not that bad - if you want to find out about a little bit of NZ's history, it's worth a look
I really quite enjoyed it - being English it was a nice thing to hear the Maori language spoken in a movie - in context too, as it would have been used more back then than it is now. Did they really say 'bro that much back then though???
Stan Walker's not a great actor, but better than I thought he would be. Voice is great though! The other kiwi actors are good, better than Stan and everyone copes with a pretty poor script at times. Tem Morrison is a little underused.
The band mostly look like they can play the instruments too, which is refreshing - as it adds to the reality. Musically you'll be tapping feet, if not swaying to the beats.
Overall it's not going to win awards but the pace is just about acceptable and handling of the musical numbers is pretty good. The look captures the 70's era well, with the fantastic motor cars of the time being quintessentially NZ and adding colour and style.
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