New Zealand – Adventure, Comedy, Drama – Year: 2016 – Running time: 101 mins
Here is a new, refreshing take on the road movie and coming-of-age tale. Based on Barry Crump’s novel – about a wayward boy who finds his place in the world after embarking on an adventure with a curmudgeonly guardian, the film has all of Waititi’s distinctive brand of humour. Visual gags and broad jokes come loose and fast: Julian Dennison is a real comic performer as the problem child, Ricky, while Sam Neil is admirable as the grumpy carer.
One of the most sincere and funny portraits of family life to come along in a while.
April Wolfe (LA Weekly)
Director: Taika Waititi
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) / What We Do In The Shadows (2014) / Boy (2010)
Sam Neill … Hec
Julian Dennison … Ricky
Rima Te Wiata … Bella
Rachel House … Paula
Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne … Kahu
Oscar Kightley … Andy
Stan Walker … Ron
(for full cast, and more information, see “Hunt For The Wilderpeople” in IMDB)