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Boy


Release Date: March 2, 2012 (NY)
Studio: Paladin
Director: Taiki Waititi
Screenwriter: Taiki Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Boythefilm.com
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Plot Summary: 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's other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy's fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson (he can even dance like him). In reality he's "in the can for robbery".

When Alamein returns home after 7 years away, 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.


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