The Breaker Upperers

Review: The Breaker Upperers

07 May 18

Very disappointing.

The trailer looked funny, but the film rarely is. It seems like NZ reviewers feel like it's their patriotic duty to talk up NZ films, which isn't always justified. The film makes women, the lesbian character and the police look like creeps (which we don't need in this age of sexual harassment). "Flat" and/or obvious acting and writing. Too much crude, crass, banal sexual humour. In my session, only men laughed at the "jokes" on women's illnesses and bodies -- but even some men gasped in horror as well. Also kind of racist. Overall cringy and kind of icky. The writers and actors could do better.