Boy Roxy'S REVIEW
I am Maori and in no way do I see the film as a negative depiction of us as a people. This film is a coming-of-age story and the themes shown can be related to by all walks of life whether you're Maori or not. To say that it is stereotypical is to say that ALL Maori grew up around drugs/alcohol/neglect etc - this is far from the truth. To me, it is an authentic piece of story-telling full of humour, heart and hope and its unfortunate that some people did not get that from the film.