Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Boy (2010)

It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers).

I watched this movie while I was half asleep on an airplane, so I wasn't expecting much. As the movie started I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision in what to watch, but it didn't take long to realize that I had found a true gem.

The movie is about "Boy", a boy who always talks about two things, Michael Jackson and his dad. He hadn't seen his dad since he was just a little boy, but all of his memories make his father out to be a super hero. Then when his dad shows up at his house one day with his two friends, Boy thinks his life is perfect. He soon finds out that his dad is a kid trapped in a mans body.

Sometimes it is hard to understand what they are saying or they use words that I've never heard before, so that will occasionally take you out of the movie. It really is unfortunate because I feel like alot of jokes I might be missing.

The relationship dynamics in this movie are great, and how the change from the beginning to the end makes this more than just a comedy.

When to Watch Rating: Indie Film Mood

Available on DVD

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