Boy Sarah'S REVIEW

Wonderful movie, only a minor weakness

Like a lot of people, I felt that the plot structure of 'Boy' was a bit weak. It didn't really have a third act, for a climax and satisfying conclusion. But otherwise? The movie gives a wonderfully rich and recognisable sense of place and time, and I found the characters and their portrayal entertaining, relatable and in many cases downright adorable. (My mother couldn't stop cooing over Rocky.) It's enormously likeable, and I hope we get to see the young actors in future production. Taika Waititi is clearly finding his groove as a director and I look forward to more of his work.
So many little throwaway jewels - my favourites were 'Maori Smurf' and 'Can he actually speak?'