Subtlety and heart

Boy was a pleasant surprise. Although it was about a dysfunctional family there was little actual violence in the family (most instigated by the boy against his father) and a reconciliation at the end. The main child actors were absolutely terrific. Waititi's movie is surprisingly mature and adept. The conclusion not simple or cliched, nor does he take the simple way out of resorting to some sort of blood bath.