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Boy (2010/2012)

Opened: 03/02/2012 Limited

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Genre: New Zealand Comedy/Drama

Rated: Unrated


The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand "Thriller" is changing kids' lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.

BOY is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother ROCKY, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan.

Boy spends his days telling tall tales about his dad's exploits as a war hero and a jail breaker and his nights telling his pet goat Leaf about his own exploits, getting a hickey from the girl of his dreams, Chardonnay. In between he suffers the local bullies, his mean Aunty and his frustrating younger brother.

Rocky spends his days being weird, hanging out with his dead mother at the cemetery and working on controlling his magic powers, the ones he believes put Mum there.

When school finishes for the holidays Boy is visited by an exciting and mysterious warrior, someone to look up to, a new hero and best friend ...Alamein ...Boy's Dad.

Alamein has recently got out of prison for a robbery at the gas station. He has a cool car, a leather jacket, loves Samurai Warriors and is starting his own gang - The Crazy Horses (so far there are only three members...but that's not the point...). And he is infatuated with the movie ET: The Extra Terrestrial.

Apart from dealing with Boy's bullies, giving him love advice and relating the entire plot of ET, Alamein has another plan. He enlists the help of Boy to dig up the neighbouring paddock to find the money he hid after the robbery. The only problem is he can't remember how many steps from the fencepost marks the spot...or which fencepost. But finding this treasure will mean a new life for Boy and Rocky in the city.

And now, between trying to impress the girl of his dreams and care for the motley crew of younger cousins, Boy diligently tries to please his father. But the harder he tries, the worse things get.

Before the summer is out Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.